|The Main Street approach to downtown revitalization is based on the following four points: Design, Promotion, Economic Vitality and Organization.DESIGN
Design takes advantage of the visual opportunities inherent in the commercial district by directing attention to the improvement of all its physical elements: public and private buildings, store fronts, signs, public spaces, landscaping, merchandising, window displays, parking and traffic circulation. Its aim is to stress the importance of quality design in all of these areas, to educate people about design issues, and to expedite design improvements in the district.Flowers on Main Street / Design Guidelines for MainST district /Signage & Facade Grants /National Register Historic District Designation / Local Historic District Ordinance / Niles Then and Now book project / Painted Benches / Holiday Decorations
Hunter Ice Festival/Niles Market / Art in the Alley / Fairy Doors / US12 Heritage Route Garage Sale / Small Business Saturday / Holiday Homecoming /Movies in the Park / Bridge Bash Dash / Safe Trick or Treat and Niles Fright Fest
June 2004-June 2015: 92+ new businesses/More than 275 new jobs/Private Investment = $12million and growing
In 2015,more than 200 people volunteered with the Niles MainST Program, giving over 4,500 hours of their time and talents!