Main Street program in works for Minden | RecordCourier.com

Main Street program in works for Minden

Staff Reports

Esmeralda Avenue, circa 1921. The C.O.D Garage is on the right, with the Farmers Bank building in back.

The Main Street bandwagon has arrived in Minden, which is hosting a workshop 6 p.m. Wednesday on the creation of a program for the county seat.

Main Street programs across the nation use a comprehensive strategy to drive economic revitalization and historic preservations in the communities they serve.

Town board members are hoping residents will participate in the workshop at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave.

"Main Street is a national movement that has spanned three decades and taken root in more than 2,000 communities — a movement that has spurred $49 billion in reinvestment in traditional commercial districts, galvanized thousands of volunteers, and changed the way governments, planners and developers view preservation," according to http://www.preservationnation.org.

Town Manager Jenifer Davidson said the Minden board feels strongly that in order to determine if a Minden Main Street program is viable, worthwhile endeavor, the businesses and members of the community should be given the opportunity to participate in the discussion with the ultimate goal being to create the program they want and need.

Individuals interested in joining the Main Street Minden conversation or in need of additional information should contact Davidson at 1604 Esmeralda Ave Minden, NV 89423, jdavidson@co.douglas.nv.us, or call 782-5976.

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