Salisbury earns two accolades as NC Department of Commerce honors 2022 Main Street Award Winners – Salisbury Post

Salisbury earns two accolades as NC Section of Commerce honors 2022 Main Road Award Winners

Printed 12:00 am Friday, March 17, 2023

9 communities will get awards for excellence in downtown revitalization during the North Carolina Principal Avenue Awards ceremony held in Statesville on Wednesday evening.

Salisbury was honored for the Bankett Station in the Best Infill Building Task group and for the Bell Town Inexperienced Park in Very best Out of doors Place Enhancement group.

Kenny Bouquets, assistant secretary of rural advancement, and Liz Parham, director of the North Carolina Main Avenue and Rural Arranging Middle, offered the awards in groups of economic vitality, layout, marketing and corporation.

“These assignments are important advancements to our rural communities,” mentioned N.C. Division of Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders in a news launch. “The Primary Avenue software is encouraging communities identify their finest property for financial growth and prosperity, and I am delighted to honor them for the terrific initiative and get the job done that they are doing to enhance their downtown districts.”

“Using personal and community investments and historic tax credits, our Major Road communities are dedicated to revitalizing their downtowns,” added Bouquets. “From new design infill projects to area situations and community house advancement initiatives, these honorees represent the vision of neighborhood governments, economic developers, and other non-public-community partnerships that communities need to have to prosper.”

The North Carolina Key Street & Rural Planning Center will work in areas, counties, cities, towns, downtown districts and in selected North Carolina Main Street communities, to encourage placemaking as a result of developing asset-primarily based financial progress techniques that accomplish measurable outcomes this kind of as investment decision, business enterprise growth and employment.


The next jobs acquired 2022 Awards of Benefit:


Compact City Principal Road AWARDS


Wilkesboro – Stage I Historic Downtown Wilkesboro Revitalization Venture


Most effective Financial Restoration Initiative

Lenoir – Pivots, Participation, & Patronage (PPP) with Electronic Platforms Initiatives
Finest Volunteer Recruitment, Coaching, and Recognition

Belmont – Primary Avenue Volunteer Meetup & Appreciation

Greatest Downtown Special Celebration or Party Collection

Belmont – Moonlight on Major
Financial Vitality

Best Adaptive Reuse Project

Wake Forest – The Loading Dock
Waxhaw – Waxhaw’s Livery Stables
Finest Infill Developing Venture

Belmont -North Major Station
Fuquay-Varina -The Spring Townhomes
Garner – Garner Recreation Centre
Salisbury – Bankett Station

Best Outside Room Enhancement

Mount Airy – The Andy Griffith Plaza
Salisbury – Bell City Eco-friendly Park
“This is the 20-3rd calendar year that N.C. Primary Avenue and Small Town Primary Street communities have been regarded by the N.C. Division of Commerce,” explained Liz Parham, Director of the NC Key Street & Rural Planning Center. “It is a time of celebration for the large-good quality advancements, expenditure, career creation and the increased qualify of lifestyle that has occurred in tiny and medium-sized cities and metropolitan areas across the condition.”


A panel of judges selected this year’s award winners from extra than 25 nominations submitted by 16 Main Street and Tiny Town Principal Road communities statewide.