Nationally recognized. Locally powered.
As a Main Street America Affiliate™, Lawrenceville Main Street is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
Main Street America™ has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Main Street New Jersey Program was established in 1989 to encourage and support the revitalization of downtowns throughout the state. Every two years the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs accepts applications and designates selected communities to join the program. These communities, like Lawrenceville, receive valuable technical support and training to assist in restoring their Main Streets as centers of community and economic activity.
Lawrenceville Main Street is responsible for a renewed community spirit and numerous achievements which include:
- Attracting new businesses
- Focal point for community promotion
- Weeden Park creation
- Holidays in Village celebration
- Music in Park series
- Tree planting
- Flower plantings
- Parking lot repaving
- Streetscape improvements
- Halloween events
- Welcome & direction signs
- Government & private grants
Lawrenceville Main Street's Awards include:
1999 Mayor's Award for Economic Development. LMS was the first recipient of this award given annually by the Lawrence Township's Growth and Redevelopment Committee.
Main Street volunteers named 1999 Citizens of the Year. Awarded by American Legion Post #414 for outstanding community service.
1999 C. McKim Norton Community Development Award. LMS was proud to become the 17th recipient of this coveted annual award from the Regional Planning Partnership, formerly MSM, which advocates the best use of the land in our region.