A public kickoff meeting will be held March 7 to involve the larger community in an effort to secure a Main Street Maryland designation for Reisterstown's historic district.
The meeting, hosted by Reisterstown’s Main Street Committee, takes place at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church’s Life Center, at 109 Main Street in Reisterstown.
The designation would bring benefits to the community such as on-site visits and design assistance from the state, training on commercial revitalization, education about grants and loans in addition to increased visibility.
“Historic Reisterstown holds so much potential as a unique place to live, shop and work,” County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, who officials say will attend the March meeting, said in a press release. “We are pleased to provide leadership from the county's planning department to help businesses and the community form important partnerships that can lead to formal Main Street designation by the state.”
The committee has been meeting every Monday morning at Reter’s Crab House, and held an informational meeting for property and business owners on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Five required subcommittees—organization, design, promotion, economic restructuring and clean, safe and green—have recently starting meeting as well.
“There's already great commitment from our planning committee and the concept has been well received by Main Street businesses,” Amy Mantay, acting Main Street manager, said in the press release. “Now we need residents and businesses to step up and share their visions of what Main Street in Reisterstown can be.”