About Cordele DDA and Main Street
The Cordele Main Street Program and Downtown Development Authority work as two organizations in one. Our organization is commited to the economic development, historic preservation, and beautification of Cordele's downtown.
In 1987, Cordele was designated a Main Street City by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Since that time, Cordele Main Street program staff and DDA members work together closely to ensure the success and revitilization of the downtown area, as well as promote, improve the appearance, and increase the general attraction of Downtown Cordele.
The Cordele Main Street program strives to maintain a working relationship with the Downtown merchants. In addition, the office provides assistance to new, potential, and existing business and property owners.
The Main Street Approach to Downtown Revitilization ™ (National Trust for Historic Preservation)
The Georgia Main Street Program communities adhere to the guiding principles of the Main Street approach to downtown revitilization - investment in professional downtown management; working comprehensively in four areas (Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring); building their successful downtown revitilization program through the preservation of their historic buildings and places.
The Main Street Four-Point Approach ™ is a community-driven, comprehensive methodology used to revitilize older, traditional business districts throughout the United States. It is a common-sense way to address the variety of issues and problems that face traditional business districts. The underlying premise of the Main Street approach is to encourage economic development within the context of historic preservation in ways appropriate to today's marketplace. The Main Street Approach advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their unique assets: distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly enviroment, personal service, local ownership, and a sense of community.