The City of Kings Mountain became recognized as a North Carolina Main
Street City in 2009. Initially, the revitalization efforts in downtown
Kings Mountain were spearheaded by the Mountaineer Partnership, LLC - a
non-profit organization established in 2001. MPI worked in conjunction
with the City of Kings Mountain and other partners to revitalize the
historic downtown core.
In 2011, the Kings Mountain Main Street Program was made a department under the Kings Mountain City Government. The commitment to strong public-private partnerships driving revitalization efforts in downtown Kings Mountain has never wavered. The Main Street Advisory Board is comprised of local stakeholders and senior city staff. The same is true of the members of the four Main Street committees which follow the Main Street Four Point Approach® of organization, design, promotion, and economic restructuring. Why Main Streets Matter, Why Kings Mountain Main Street Matters
Over the past thirty years, the Main Street movement has transformed the way communities think about revitalization and management of their downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. Cities and towns across the nation have come to realize that a prosperous and sustainable community is only as healthy as its core.
Our main streets tell us who we are and who we were, and how the past has shaped us. We do not go to modern suburbs or enclosed shopping malls to learn about our past, explore our culture, or discover our identity. Our main streets are the places of shared memory where people still come together to live, work, and play.