City to Celebrate Completion of Main Street Rehabilitation Project
Phase III of the Main Street rehabilitation project, the final phase of an over 4 million dollar investment in infrastructure in downtown Hendersonville, was completed September of 2013. The rehabilitation project began with the re-design and rehabilitation of Main Street between Allen Street and 1st Ave. This 2008 project not only spurred private investment, but triggered the three phase rehabilitation of Main Street’s serpentine design, originally installed in 1977/78.
Main Street north of 1st Ave has been rehabilitated over the past 3 years and has included upgrades to infrastructure above and below the street surface. New water lines, storm water systems and electrical infrastructure were complimented by enhancements to the existing pedestrian environment including outdoor seating areas, reduced crossing distances at many intersections, increased sidewalk widths, additional parking and the introduction of additional public art within the district. These public investments have driven private investment with nearly three-quarters of a million dollars flowing into the district between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. This corresponds with a $1.4 million dollar increase in commercial property values within the district, a 2.8% increase overall.
The City of Hendersonville will be hosting a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Main Street rehabilitation and to dedicate “Mountain Memory” on October 11th at 4:00 pm. We cordially invite you to join us to celebrate this milestone in downtown Hendersonville’s history.