Downtown Community Development

Amy Bridges
Downtown Community Development Manager

PO Box 728

128 N. Powell Street

Forest City, NC 28043

828-247-4417 (W)

828-447-1730 (C)

828-245-6143 (FAX) Forest City Events Line 828-247-4430
 Forest City Events  


The Forest City Main Street Program is a partnership between the Town of Forest City's Downtown and Community Development Department and the Forest City Merchants Association. The program primarily works in the areas of organization, design, promotion, and economic restructuring.   The Main Street Program is part of the North Carolina Main Street Program and the National Main Street Center, National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Town of Forest City was awarded the Main Street status in July 2003.


Over the past thirty years, the Main Street movement has transformed the way communities think about revitalization and management of their downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. Cities and towns across the nation have come to realize that a prosperous and sustainable community is only as healthy as its core.


Our Main Streets tell us who we are and who we were, and how the past has shaped us. We do not go to modern suburbs or enclosed shopping malls to learn about our past, explore our culture, or discover our identity.  Our Main Streets are the places of shared memory where people still come together to live, work, and play