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Designated Community Design Services

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Supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.
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Design Services


Since March of 2016, the North Carolina Main Street Program has partnered with UNCG’s Interior Architecture Department and its Center for Community-Engaged Design to provide design assistance to designated Main Street and Small Town Main Street communities across the state.


Undergraduate and graduate students are selected to become Main Street Fellows.  The Main Street Fellows work with UNCG Interior Architecture Department Professors to complete facade rehabilitation designs and upper story apartment conversions in designated Main Street communities.


  • A benefit to designated NC Main Street & Small Town Main Street communities

  • Downtown Associate Communities cannot use this service 

  • Speculative projects are not accepted

  • Property owner(s) must be motivated to implement the design

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Leverage NC:  Training Webinars

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Leverage NC is a resource designed to further local government economic development efforts through a carefully curated catalog of educational offerings and expert resources. Leverage NC provides cities and towns, statewide the tools needed to strengthen local economies and support enhanced business opportunity back at home.

Leverage NC is made possible through a partnership between The N.C. League of Municipalities (NCLM), the N.C. Department of Commerce and its Main Street and Rural Planning Center, the N.C. Downtown Development Association, and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Historic Preservation Office.

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