In 2003, a broad coalition of Dupont Circle stakeholders gathered together under the leadership of the Dupont Circle Merchants and Professionals Association (DC MAP) to develop a Main Streets program for Dupont Circle. Today, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets is a volunteer-driven, commercial revitalization organization that serves to educate businesses about government relations, business issues, and historic preservation; promote businesses through events, branding, and advertising; and improve the value of commercial building owners through economic enhancement.
The Main Streets model for commercial revitalization uses a comprehensive four point approach: 1) Economic Vitality, 2) Design, 3) Promotion and 4) Organization. This revitalization approach is active in over 1,800 communities nationwide. It is a proven model reliant on a small staff and hundreds of community volunteers who simultaneously work on the four fronts to achieve success.
To learn more about HDCMS, visit www.DupontCircleMainStreets.org.