The Bradley County Chamber of Commerce and the Warren Forward Downtown Network will announce the community’s first major “Downtown Project” at a Friday morning press conference at the Bryant building on Main Street in Warren. The press conference is set to begin at 10 a.m. The Arkansas Downtown Network (ADN) is a program, started in 2005, that works beyond the Main Street Arkansas network to serve a broader base of Arkansas communities that are focused on revitalizing their historic commercial core.
The program was created to offer resources and education to communities who are not able to commit to the level of certified Main Street towns in an effort to both revitalize their built environment and build the capacity to become a certified Main Street community.
The mission of Main Street Arkansas is to be the leading resource for communities seeking to revitalize their historic downtown commercial districts and to provide technical assistance and expertise to designated Main Street Arkansas communities through the implementation of the National Trust’s Main Street Center’s comprehensive Four-Point Approach.
Main Street Arkansas is a preservation-based economic development program housed in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Arkansas Downtown Network members include Arkadelphia, Clarksville, DeWitt, Fort Smith, Heber Springs, Monticello, Morrilton, Pine Bluff, Rector, Warren and Wynne.