Stone Mountain Village receives recognition

LAWRENCEVILLE - Stone Mountain's revitalization efforts were recognized last week, when the city's village was accredited as a 2008 National Main Street Program.

Main Street Stone Mountain joins about 700 other revitalization programs recognized with the honor for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center.

"We congratulate this year's accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting our established performance standards," said Doug Loescher, director of the National Trust Main Street Center. "Rebuilding a district's economic health and maintaining that success requires broad-based community involvement and support, in addition to establishing a solid organization with sound management that is committed to long-term success."

The Village of Stone Mountain is located in the city of Stone Mountain one exit prior to Stone Mountain Park on U.S. Highway 78 East.

It was evaluated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs' Office of Downtown Development.

"(Main Street Stone Mountain) has made great strides over the last year in laying the ground work for future revitalization," said Steve Wells, director of Main Street Stone Mountain. "The streetscape projects is moving forward, the Tax Allocation District is nearing completion, and the façade grant program is almost in place, in addition to many other project that have been completed or are in the works. Stone Mountain is committed to revitalization and soon all the work behind the scenes will transform this downtown into one of the best locations in metro Atlanta."

For additional information regarding Main Street Stone Mountain, call 770-498-7334 or visit www.StoneMountainVillage.com.