Old Town Cape maintains accredited status

Old Town Cape maintains accredited status
Old Town Cape maintained its national and state accredited status following a program assessment by Missouri Main Street Connection. (Source: KFVS)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Old Town Cape maintained its national and state accredited status following a program assessment by Missouri Main Street Connection.

Throughout 2019, Old Town Cape saw public and private investment of more than $2.2 million in the historic district from 23 projects. The district saw a net gain of three new businesses and 93 new jobs.

Additionally, volunteers for Old Town Cape donated 2,667 hours of their time.

Accredited status is the highest level a downtown revitalization program can achieve.

To receive National and State Accreditation status, a community must meet or exceed the 10-point criteria established by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The accreditation process includes a self-evaluation and submission of materials from the program that support their work for each criteria. Each community was then assessed by MMSC to determine tier placement.

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