Main Street Maryland

Main Street MarylandThe Town of La Plata is an affiliate of the Main Street Maryland program, which provides designated communities with support for economic planning, marketing and promotion, training and education. Main Street Maryland, in turn, is an affiliate of the Main Street America program, which has helped over 2,000 communities across the country bring economic vitality back downtown, while celebrating their historic character, and bringing communities together.

Created in 1998 by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Main Street Maryland consists of 30 designated communities that have exhibited a commitment to fostering economic revitalization and sustainability in their downtown districts. Designations are earned through a competitive process that highlights a five-point approach that incorporates design, local organization, promotion, economic development, and sustainability.

Main Street Maryland's traditional downtown economic and cultural districts are the cornerstones of local communities throughout the State of Maryland. They feature historic architecture as well as locally owned shops and boutiques, arts, unique events and festivals, and a variety of restaurants and cafés which all make for a fun and authentic experience.

2012 Main Street Downtown Assessment Report (PDF)