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Looking for great ideas and solutions? Learn from your peers through the best practices showcased in our Sample Documents. Get answers to your questions about commercial district revitalization and the Main Street Approach®.

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Select from one of 13 main topic categories in the pull-down menu or browse the most recent submissions in the table below. We encourage you to submit new documents, videos, and other materials to share your successes and best practices with other members. Please send an email with the attached document or pdf or links to video and audio files to solutioncenter@savingplaces.org.

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Title Contributed By Date Added
Membership Brochure - Walla Walla, WA Downtown Walla Walla Foundation September 16, 2008
Facade Grant Application - Bedford, VA Bedford Main Street, Inc. September 16, 2008
Sample Business Plan for Bed and Breakfasts Small Business BC September 16, 2008
Mural Contract- Breckenridge, TX Breckenridge Main Street September 16, 2008
Color Your Own Main Street - Illinois Main Street Program Illinois Main Street Program September 16, 2008
Zoning Ordinance Amendment- Hatfield, PA Borough of Hatfield September 16, 2008
Mystery Shopper Questionnaire Lewisburg Downtown Partnership September 16, 2008
Lease Agreement- Breckenridge, TX Breckenridge Main Street September 16, 2008
Facade Improvement Program Design Guidlelines- Brunswick, MD Brunswick Main Street September 16, 2008
Business Survey- St. Charles, Illinois City of St. Charles September 16, 2008
Real Estate Services RFP- Bowie, MD John Henry King September 16, 2008
Downtown Business Survey- Salem, MA Salem Main Streets September 16, 2008
Preservation Ordinance - City of Natchez, MS City of Natchez, MS September 16, 2008
Citizen’s Guide to Participating Growth Management Process- Florida 1000 Friends of Florida September 16, 2008
Sample Intercept Survey - Short Version National Main Street Center September 16, 2008
Zoning Ordinance, Use Regulations Chart City of Cedar Hill September 16, 2008
Secret Shopper Report- Denton, TX Denton Main Street September 16, 2008
Certificate of Appropriateness- Menomonie, WI City of Menomonie, Wisconsin September 16, 2008
Articles of Incorporation - Fort Madison, IA Fort Madison Main Street, Iowa September 16, 2008
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