CITY OF GRAPEVINE ACHIEVES 2020 NATIONAL MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION
14th Consecutive Year Recognized by Texas Historical Commission
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (JUNE, 23 2020) – The City of Grapevine has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America™ program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach™.
“We are proud to recognize this year’s 860 Nationally Accredited Main Street America programs that have dedicated themselves to strengthening their communities,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These Accredited Main Street programs have proven to be powerful engines for revitalization by sparking impressive economic returns and preserving the character of their communities. During these challenging times, these Main Street programs will be key to bringing economic vitality back to commercial districts and improving quality of life during the recovery process.”
In 2019 alone, $6.45 billion of public and private reinvestment was generated, 6,466 net new businesses were opened, 32,316 net new were jobs created, and 10,412 buildings were rehabilitated in Main Street America communities.
The City of Grapevine’s performance is evaluated by Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Main Street Program, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet ten rigorous performance standards. Evaluation criteria determine the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.
“We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in historic preservation and the $300 Million plus investments made by both by private and public investments to create economic growth for our community,” Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate said. “Main Street is the heart and soul of our community, and we are all committed to making Grapevine a leading destination in Texas. “