Palatka Main Street

We want to know what you think!

Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think of Palatka becoming a Main Street Community.
With Palatka’s ongoing goal of revitalizing the City’s downtown corridor, City Hall and the City Commission are exploring the City’s participation in the Florida Main Street program. 
Downtown areas once associated with vibrant commerce and bustling activity, now often evoke images of abandoned and decaying buildings. However, thanks to initiatives like Florida Main Street, communities such as DeLand, St. Petersburg, and Ocala have witnessed a resurgence in their downtown areas.
The Florida Main Street Program played a role in revitalizing these historic districts, fostering economic development, and revitalizing the local economy by attracting jobs, generating revenue, and bringing people back to the heart of these cities.
Established in 1985, Florida Main Street provides valuable technical assistance to various Main Street programs across the state. It operates as part of a larger network comprising more than 40 nationally recognized programs throughout the United States.
The Main Street Approach works best in communities that already have valuable resources, such as historic buildings and local independent businesses. Palatka certainly meets those criteria and we possess residents with strong social and civic connections and a genuine desire to make positive changes. 
By implementing a mix of long-term and short-term actions, the Main Street Approach helps bring about lasting transformations in these communities.
The Florida Main Street program requires a city the size of Palatka to hire a full-time Executive Director for the program, and a volunteer board of directors comprised of community members to oversee the project.” These requirements need to be considered as the City enters into the budgeting sessions for the next fiscal year and we value your input.
Please visit the Florida Department of State’s Main Street website at…/preser…/florida-main-street/ and then let us know if you think this program is right for Palatka by taking the survey below.