Facade renovations have been a staple of the Main Street ® program, and have been met with much success and many accolades across the state and country. Traditionally, facade projects restore a building to its former grandeur. Such is the case in Smethport where great opportunities exist to enhance the facades, taking cues from historic photos of this same block.
In addition, quality-of-life spaces can make the difference between a downtown being highly desirable and not generating any interest. Pocket parks serve to add usable social spaces which are accessible to adjacent businesses and the public for gathering and connecting.