Councilmember Todd joined Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development, community leaders, and neighbors to officially designate the new Uptown Main Street. The Councilmember was delighted to stand with Jordan Haferbrier, the new Executive Director of the Uptown Main Street, Jack Campbell, Board Chair, the Community Alliance for Upper Fourteenth Street (CAUFS), and the Kennedy Street Development Corporation (KSDC) to help usher in a new era of economic development and business investment in the burgeoning Kennedy St. and Upper 14th St. corridors.
The Uptown Main Street, like other Main Streets across the District, will provide grant funding and technical assistance to businesses along these corridors to serve as a catalyst for revitalization and redevelopment. Councilmember Todd played an integral role in initiating the Main Street feasibility study, convening all the relevant agencies and organizations for the application process, and securing $300,000 in funding over two years. He looks forward to remaining a partner with the Uptown Main Street and small businesses across Ward 4. To learn more about the Uptown Main Street, follow them on twitter, facebook, or instagram.