Development & Revitalization
The Main Street Program and Downtown Development office strives to encourage the economic improvement and physical renovation of downtown. The office is responsible for recruiting 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.
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.
Adopt a Spot Downtown Program
Since 2010, the "Adopt-A-Spot Downtown" program has been in effect in the downtown area. The City of Douglas is re-opening the campaign with hopes that downtown merchants, property owners, clubs and organizations will adopt a specific corner or sidewalk and assist with litter control.
There are approximately 27 streetscapes, six public parking lots, and the sidewalks along Peterson and Madison Avenues that are available for adoption. The purpose of the program is to assist with keeping downtown clean and attractive for all who visit. Any individual or organization that chooses to participate with the program will not be required to do any landscaping, empty trash receptacles, and no financial obligation of any type. Primary responsibilities would simply be to keep the adopted spot free and clear of litter and/or debris.
Individuals or groups interested in learning more about the "Adopt-A-Spot Downtown" program or adopting a specific location in downtown, please contact the Main Street office at 912-384-1873.
Pilot Program for Food Trucks
The City of Douglas is currently reviewing its policy regarding Food Trucks. While the policy is under review, the City is implementing a temporary pilot program for mobile food service in the Main Street district or downtown district. Businesses interested in the mobile food service program, are encouraged to participate in the pilot program.
Interested parties should call (912) 384-1873.
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.
For More Information
For more information, please contact Main Street/Downtown Development Authority Executive Director at (912) 384-1873.