Downtown Revitalization Projects consisted of:
- Phase I: Sampson County Courthouse and the surrounding Court Square, 2002 (winner of the 2003 NC Main Street Best Public Improvement Award)
- Phase II: Fayetteville Street and West Main Street, two key gateways into downtown, 2006
- Phase III: East Main Street, Vance Street, College Street, and the former jail site, 2012 (winner of the 2013 NC Main Street Best Outdoor Space Improvement Award)
Each project included a variety of street, sidewalk, utility, and accessibility improvements as well as the addition of landscaping and street furniture throughout the project areas. The final phase also included the development and installation of a public art piece entitled “Milling Around,” designed by Heidi Lippman to exemplify the community and its heritage.
Clinton City Market – completed 2004
ACE Plaza Parking Lot – completed 2017
Go Bark Dog Park – completed 2018
DRAW (Downtown Recycle Art Walk) – begun in 2016 and is an ongoing public art area of Downtown Clinton
DASH Way alleyway project – begun in 2017 and is an ongoing alleyway project in Downtown Clinton
Each of the Main Street committees is working steadily on projects designed to work toward achieving their goals and objectives laid forth in the Clinton Main Street Program’s Plan of Work.
Organization: Expanding fundraising opportunities for Downtown Clinton projects
Promotion: expanding marketing avenues for the Main Street Program, including a billboard program, and most recently pursuit of “Milling to Melodies” a sound system which will play music along Downtown Clinton sidewalks
Design: continuing efforts to place public art in Downtown Clinton in areas such as DRAW (Downtown Recycle Art Walk) and DASH Way, Downtown Clinton’s first alleyway project
Economic Vitality: Annual planning of Small Business Saturday, as well as continuing efforts to maintain and attract businesses to Downtown Clinton