New Main Street Announced for Columbia Heights


A hearty congratulations goes out to the Columbia Heights Initiative for their selection as the organization to run another of the District’s growing Main Streets organizations.

Yesterday, the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) announced the designation of two new Main Streets corridors — the Eastern Market Main Street and the Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights Main Street.

According to DSLBD’s Press Release: “Our Main Streets not only provide new economic opportunities for small businesses, but they are a collection of stories from diverse communities and represent the true vibrancy of the District.”

The Columbia Heights Initiative will manage the Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights program, which is designed to revitalize the Mt. Pleasant Street and Columbia Heights commercial corridors and implement initiatives and services to support the growth and development of neighborhood businesses.

The organization will receive a $200,000 grant from DC Main Streets and extensive technical assistance to support non-profit capacity building, business retention, program design and implementation, and commercial-revitalization planning to maintain the traditional and unique character of the distinct neighborhoods that are included in the Main Street program boundaries.

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