Puyallup Main Street has a coordinated strategy to renew our downtown and rejuvenate our community spirit and pride. Our “Main Street” approach draws from the experience of thousands of towns across the United States, towns like ours that are striving to revitalize the heart of their community. Developed under the auspices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the “Main Street” approach is incremental, taking the time needed to attack the underlying causes of economic deterioration in the central business district while rebuilding a positive, coordinated image of the downtown. It is a community-based program, drawing on the talent, passion, and resources of the local businesses, residents, and municipal government to restructure and nurture a vibrant downtown that draws people to do business, shop, dine and recreate.
We involve volunteers from throughout the community and represent the voice of the downtown Puyallup business community to City Hall. We work with residents, businesses, and government at all levels to bring renewed activity, vitality, and pride to downtown Puyallup. With help from citizens, property owners, business owners and the City of Puyallup, the Puyallup Main Street Association is the focal point for the downtown Puyallup revitalization effort.
Like Main Street programs all over the U.S., Puyallup Main Street committees concentrate on four areas simultaneously: