The National Main Street Center was created in 1978 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. There are over 1500 Main Street cities across the United States. Belleville is one of 25 Main Street towns in Kansas. The Kansas Program was started in 1985 and Belleville is part of that program.
The Kansas Main Street Program uses a common-sense approach to tackle the complex issues of revitalizing a community's central business district. Kansas Main Street is a self help program that uses a four-point approach. Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring.
Mission StatementThe Belleville Main Street Program is a not for profit organization dedicated to uniting our community, capitalizing on our unique talents to revitalize and preserve our downtown area and to enhance the quality of life and overall economic health of our community for future generations.
The vision of the Belleville Main Street Program is to create an inviting and appealing downtown area that is the heart of our community. This vision will be accomplished by preservation, education, service and special events. We will work to ensure the success of existing businesses and encourage and assist new businesses. We will partner with other entities to achieve this vision. Our activities will benefit residents and those attending downtown events into the year 2014 and beyond.