The Washington State Main Street Program provides access to information, help getting focused, and community support and guidance to individuals and organizations interested in downtown revitalization. It also serves as a general clearinghouse for the latest tools and techniques in downtown development.  General information, project development assistance information, and audio-visual and resource materials area also available.

The State Program is a partner, but true revitalization success is built squarely on local commitment, initiative, and follow-through.

Recognizing that Washington communities interested in revitalization have a variety of situations and needs, the Washington Main Street Network has several ways to get involved.

  Washington Main Street Community

The purpose of the Main Street Community level is to provide access to resources, networking opportunities, training and advanced resources and opportunities to communities who have an independent 501c3 or 501c6 nonprofit organization dedicated solely to downtown revitalization. These organizations have committed the necessary time and training to develop community support, financial and human resources and are implementing the Main Street Four-Point Approach(R).

Download the application to become a Main Street Community! 
Applications will be due October 31, 2017.


The purpose of the Affiliate level is to provide access to resources and networking opportunities tfor organizations that have an interest in revitalizing their downtown or neighborhood commercial district, but may not have the capacity at this time to meet the Washington State Main Street Community requirements. 

Download the application to become an Affiliate!

Applications will be due December 1, 2017. 

Download the Program Guide & Handbook.

Download the Washington Main Street RCW

For more information contact:

Breanne Durham
Program Coordinator
Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
1204 Minor Avenue
Seattle, Wa 98101
(p) 206-624-9449
(f) 206-624-2410