With this three-tier program, Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) is reaching out to support all Oakland County
downtowns and commercial districts — small to large, new and old. We recognize that not all of our communities
can meet the qualifications of the prestigious national level program, but all downtowns can benefit from the
methodology and principals. The three tier levels are Select, Associate and Affiliate.
Launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation,the National Main Street program places a strong
emphasis on economic development while recognizing and preserving a downtown’s historic architecture and
cultural heritage as assets. These assets are a foundation for revitalization and ongoing success.
If your community doesn’t have a traditional historic downtown, or over time you’ve lost your downtown, take
a look at this table and see where your community can fit into the new MSOC program. We now accommodate
newer urban mixed-use developments and heritage corridors.
Associate Level Application
Affiliate Level Application