Main Street: Greeneville Expanding District

August 17, 2015

Main Street: Greeneville District Expansion Encompasses Passenger Train Depot

Main Street: Greeneville, Inc. Board of Directors recently approved to extend the Main Street District boundary. The additional area includes West Church Street from North Irish to Loretta then going South on Loretta connecting with West Depot Street back to Cutler Street. This area will include the Greeneville Passenger Train Depot property as well as other commercial buildings in the area.

The select boundaries of the entire Main Street District encompass land containing a significant concentration of buildings, sites, structures and objects. The district’s significance and historic integrity help to determine the boundaries. Chris Thorpe, Board President states “Several buildings within the newly added area and the Depot itself have historic significance to our community and their integrity might be able to remain intact if they are eligible to participate in tax incentives, loans and grant programs like the new ones in place that encourage redevelopment and reinvestment of commercial buildings in the downtown area.”

Main Street: Greeneville, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation having been formed in 1983 as one of Tennessee’s five original Main Street communities. It is a program of the National Main Street Center, Inc. and National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Main Street Four-Point Approach supports sustainable community driven revitalization efforts through Design, Economic Vitality, Organization and Promotion. The Main Street District is a thirteen block area in historic downtown Greeneville that includes both commercial and residential properties.

The organization’s mission is to establish partnerships between public and private sectors dedicated to the revitalization of the Main Street District, the preservation of our historic structures and promotion of heritage tourism.