COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL)- Uptown Columbus has been selected as Georgia Main Street Program’s February recipient for Main Street of the Month.
The Georgia Main Street Program is coordinated with the National Main Street Initiative created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. These programs encourage public-private partnership, historic preservation, development of small businesses and increasing tourism.
News 3 spoke with Becca Zajac, Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations at Uptown Columbus, about the designation.
“There is a huge sense of pride that we all feel being recognized for that,” said Zajac.
Zajac said that being acknowledged locally and nationally as a main street is important for Uptown because it sets the area apart from other main streets.
According to Zajac, Uptown was able to receive main street accreditation through upgrades in the area by public and private partnership. Uptown focused efforts on projects that have made the area more vibrant and connected to the community.
Zajac said that all the work, time and investments that have gone into Uptown are paying off.
“As an organization and a greater community, it kind of validates what you are doing,” said Zajac.
Zajac said that the future goal for the area is to become the best main street in America.