Projects

Downtown Greenwood Improvement Projects
Today's Historic Downtown Greenwood is a testament to the success of past Main Street Greenwood projects. Since our foundation in 1995, we have completed dozens of multi-scale projects designed to enhance the downtown atmosphere. Some iconic past projects include:

Park BenchBenches & Trash Receptacles
Main Street Greenwood was instrumental in replacing worn down benches and trash receptacles throughout downtown with updated ones that were consistent in design and color. The project began in 2007 and was completed in 2009.


Bike RackDowntown Bike Racks
In keeping with our mission of creating an atmosphere within the historic commercial district that both stimulates new growth and enhances the current commercial and residential population. In order to encourage more pedestrian and cyclist traffic in our Downtown, Main Street Greenwood held a design competition and raised funds for 15 bicycle racks throughout downtown Greenwood.

 
downtown street signs Downtown Street Signs

 One of Main Street Greenwood’s first projects was to issue street signs distinguishing  downtown historic areas. The project began in 1995 and was completed in 1997.




mains street underpass 
 Greenwood Underpass

 Welcoming visitors into downtown Greenwood for decades, the Greenwood Underpass was  placed on the National  Register of Historic places with the help of Main Street Greenwood.  The project began in 2003 with the dedication of the  National Register marker in 2010.





Howard Street Revitalization

Dating back to 1995 and continuing today,the Howard Street Revitalization is Main Street Greenwood’s longest running project. The actual Howard Street Streetscape Improvement Project, which incorporates historic street lighting and replacement of concrete sidewalks with a standard brick paving system, as well as brick crosswalks at major street intersections, was completed in 2011. Today, work continues along this corridor to encourage business growth and economic prosperity along this historic street.

Leflore County Courthouse
Main Street Greenwood helped to restore the clock tower, which overlooks all of downtown Greenwood. The renovation began in 1997 and was completed in 1998.

The Carrollton / Johnson Revitalization
Beginning in 2008 with the purpose of restoring historic structures located along the Carrollton / Johnson Corridor in downtown Greenwood, the Carrollton / Johnson grant program offered business owner funding for façade improvements. The goal is to reclaim these historic buildings, draw in more customers, and attract new business to the area. The project continues today with over $250,000 invested in the area on over 22 buildings.

The Greyhound Bus Station
In the fall of 1939, Dixie Greyhound Lines began construction on a building for Greenwood’s new bus station. The station operated until 2001, when Greyhound terminated service to the City of Greenwood. In 2008, Main Street received a $6,200 grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to continue the restoration process of this Greenwood landmark. Today, the historic bus station serves as the headquarters to Main Street Greenwood.

The Keesler Bridge
With the threat of a modern bridge taking its place, the iconic Keesler Bridge was restored to full historic character through the help of a handful of concerned citizens and Main Street Greenwood. A 1.3 million dollar grant was received to carry out the restoration. The project began in 1999 and was completed in 2003.