Henderson, North Carolina

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HENDERSON'S

HOMETOWN

STORY

5. Maintaining Downtown's Appearance

  • Grants for New Businesses
  • Grants for Existing Businesses
  • Beautification Projects
  • Property Listings

Downtown

1.  Providing Information


     Oversight of daily trash walk-down, community service detail, cutting grass on all sides of the street (from Williams Street to Chestnut and from Spring Street to Andrews Avcenue) tree pruning, leaf gathering,

weed spraying, bench and trash can maintenance.


     Our goal is to create a community of complimentary, specialty type businesses that can grow from and support each other..



     We provide tax credit information, business start-up assistance and a pathway to available property listings and contacts for certain state agencies such as the State Historic Preservation Society and NC Main Street Office.


     When the board or business/property owners feel change is in order, the DDC initiates that change through proper channels representing the changing needs of the downtown district as a whole.


     We provide these grants as a tool to encourage development of our historic structures. Grants are reviewed and approved by the Board in order to ensure as much consistency with design and coloration as possible. The grants are used for exterior front, rear and side facades, parking lot improvements, electrical reception transfer to the rear of buildings or for awnings and signage. Grant funds are paid upon receipt of paid invoices from the applicant. Grants funds are based on budgetary availability.


     Special Events, cooperative newspaper ads, brochures about downtown, online marketing, local business displays, presentations to local civic organizations and clubs, and appearance on local radio and TV are all ways the DDC promotes functions, special downtown projects, and information about Downtown Henderson as a whole.

Eddie Ellington

Mayor

2. Initiating Positive ChaNGE

HENDERSON CRIME RATE AT 31-YEAR LOW
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Meet Our Team

3. PROVIDING INCENTIVE GRANTS

   If location is everything, Henderson has it — bragging rights, for one, to spectacular real estate and recreation on Kerr Lake (one of the largest reservoirs in the Southeastern United States, covering approximately 50,000 acres and bordered by over 850 miles of shoreline).

   It's historic downtown (since 1841) is experiencing a revitalization, spurred by last year's opening of the 1000-seat McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center. Take a look around and notice not only the existing shopping, dining and worship choices, but also the retail and residential development opportunities available to the savvy investor.

WORSHIP

FOR SALE OR LEASE

DOWNTOWN

Many congregations have called downtown home for over a century and new, smaller churches find it to be the perfect, central location to strengthen their church family.

WHAT THE DDC IS ALL ABOUT

Henderson Has It!
Lake Life, Local Foods & Family

Downtown Development News - Henderson Has Top Chefs


Two New Restaurants opened in downtown Henderson this Fall. (pictured left to right) Chef Ali Onsoy of George's, Chef Llew Sutton of Uncle Llew's (130 W. Montgomery St.) and Chef Cherie Pittman of Next Door Bistro (219 S. Garnett St.)

NOW PLAYING DOWNTOWN AT MCGREGOR HALL

Kaine Riggan

Executive Director


SMALL BUSINESS

GRANTS, LOANS

& SUPPORT
RESRESOURCES


Season Tickets Are On Sale Now!

The January 2016 opening of the 1000-seat McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in the heart of downtown was years-in-the-making and has sparked further revitalization and interest in the district. Programming is both multi-cultural and affordable.

Call the box office today at (252) 598-0662.

From big-name retail to legal and government offices, the district is brimming with commerce. Check out the list of residential, office and mixed-use properties who already call downtown home.

 

Phil Hart

Commission Chair

Downtown

 Free parking and clean streets await you as you visit the variety of retail and restaurant options within the downtown district. Furniture, appliances, fashion, copying, screen-printing and computers...

  • Downtown Event Planning
  • Marketing
  • Codes Liaison
  • Free Meeting Space for Merchants

Downtown

4. Promoting & Marketing Downtown Henderson

Betty B's Adds Hallmark Line


Longtime downtown gift shop and florist Betty B's recently became the official local Hallmark retailer. 

LIVE & WORK

6. Recruiting NEW BUSINESS

SHOP & EAT