Main Street Russellville provides several incentive programs to encourage downtown revitalization and improvements in the designated Main Street District. The Main Street District was designated when the program was organized locally in 1992 and is defined as bordered by Parkway on the north, Third Street on the south, Boston Avenue on the east, and El Paso Avenue on the west.
Exterior Building Improvement Grant
The Main Street Russellville Exterior Building Improvement Grant program offers a matching grant of up to $500 to property or business owners for improvements to building facades. Matching funds for approved applications are for one-half of the total project cost. The Exterior Building Improvement Grant program is funded through Main Street Russellville’s special events and fundraising projects, or grants and/or other donations to the program that have been earmarked for building improvements. No membership contributions are used to fund the local Exterior Building Improvement Grant program unless requested by the donor. Typical projects funded by the Exterior Building Improvement Grant program include but are not limited to signs, awnings and fresh paint. Grants are open for application and awarded on availability of funds.
Russellville Downtown Association
This group of Downtown shopkeepers, employees, property owners and residents gets together for a meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30pm at host businesses. These monthly meetings provide an opportunity to network, plan events and discuss issues of mutual interest. The Russellville Downtown Association (RDA) is a committee of Main Street Russellville.
Small Business Assistance
The Main Street Arkansas Small Business Consultant provides no-cost, on-site confidential business assistance on an as-requested basis to businesses located within the designated Main Street District. The consultant’s mission is to provide businesses with the tools and support needed to succeed in today’s competitive environment. In addition to providing small business workshops the consultant provides assistance with store operations, merchandising, market & sales analysis, and management.
Exterior & Interior Design Assistance
The Main Street Arkansas Design Consultants provide confidential, no-cost exterior and interior design assistance to business and property owners within the designated Main Street District. Areas of Exterior Design Assistance include rehabilitation advice for building facades, review of streetscapes, signs & planning, written recommendations & resources, and drawings of facades with material colors. Areas of Interior Design Assistance include rehabilitation advice for interior spaces, window & merchandise display workshops, auto CAD drawings for floor plans & feasibility studies, conceptual design plans and design research for building projects.
Public presentations regarding the Main Street Russellville program are available for the classroom, church or civic group.
Contact Main Street Russellville to arrange for an appointment, to schedule a public presentation, or for additional information regarding their incentive programs.