|Development & Revitalization
The City of Douglas Main Street Program strives to encourage the economic improvement and physical renovation of downtown. The Main Street Program recruits new business owners and businesses to the heart Douglas and encourages existing property owners to improve and renovate their structures. View the program's approach to revitalization.
The Main Street Manager also brings excitement and attention to downtown through programming and events such as Holiday Open House, Beach Bash, Hometown Harvest, and many more.
Downtown Douglas offers a wealth of unique shopping experiences, a historic theater with live productions from time to time, a multitude
|of restaurants that offer the best desserts around, and several special events throughout the year.
Douglas Main Street invites you to become a part of this commitment to downtown. Join us in our efforts to keep the historic heart and soul of downtown Douglas thriving.
Douglas Main Street Video
The City of Douglas Main Street Division would like to invite community partners to participate in the 14th Annual Hometown Harvest which will take place Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 4 PM to 7:30 PM on the vacant lot adjacent to City Hall located on Madison Avenue.
Kids play area will be from 4PM – 7:30PM, candy distribution for ages 12 and under, will be from 4 PM – 6 PM; registration for the kids and family costume contest will begin at 4 PM and end promptly at 5:30 PM. The costume contest will begin at 6:00 PM with winners being announced at 7:30 PM. In the kids costume contest category for ages 0-12 years, only 50 participants will be allowed. In the family costume contest category, at least 2 or more family members must be dressed alike in themed costume; only 25 families will be allowed. There is no age limit for the family costume category. For a small fee kids can also enjoy a pony rides and other activities.
Beginning at 3pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017 a portion of Bryan Street to South Pearl Avenue will be closed for Hometown Harvest festivities. Customers of the City of Douglas should use Pearl Street to enter and exit City Hall.
Any business that would like to participate or sponsor this event, should contact the City of Douglas Main Street office at 912-384-5161.
HOMETOWN HARVEST FLYER
HOMETOWN HARVEST REGISTRATION FORM
CITY OF DOUGLAS BANNER POLICY
The City of Douglas wants to continue its support and cooperation, and expand the services provided, by offering the possible display of banners in the downtown area promoting community events and awareness initiatives, and secondarily to identify the respective sponsors. Within the downtown commercial historic district the city has approximately 60 decorative lamp posts where banners can be displayed for seasonal/holiday purposes and awareness initiatives for non-profit organizations.
Any business, club & organization, industry, education, and healthcare affiliates desiring to display a banner in the downtown commercial district must go through an application process, submit a sample and specifications of the banner and receive approval from the Mayor and Commission prior to banner installation. Applications can be submitted up to one year in advance and 6 months minimum prior to the event or awareness date. There will be a $100 deposit required to hold space once the applicant is approved and a fee of $10 per pole for new banner and $5 per pole for existing design/banner, which covers installation and removal of new and existing banners. Applicants are responsible for all costs related to the design, production, and delivery. Applicants are also responsible for maintenance and storage of banners prior to and after installation.
Pole Banner Policy
For More Information
For more information, please contact Main Street Coordinator Pattie Merritt
at (912) 384-5161.