Madisonville Renaissance Program
The City of Madisonville, Madisonville Renaissance Program is committed to commercial district revitalization. The program partners with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to enhance, and promote, downtown revitalization.
The Madisonville Renaissance program sponsors such programs as the Annual Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series in an effort to showcase all that the downtown has to offer. With period lighting, the cabin of a former governor, and brick sidewalks, visitors to downtown Madisonville can enjoy fine dining, antique shopping, lodging opportunities and a myriad of other services.
For a Map of the Madisonville Renaissance/Historic District area please click here.
The Historic District Commission:
The Madisonville Renaissance Program is also assisted by an appointed body known as the Historic District Commission. The purpose of a Historic District Commission is to:
- Effect and accomplish the preservation, protection, and use of the Historic Preservation District and individual landmarks which have a special character and historic, architectural value to the city, state, and nation;
- Promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the people and safeguard of the people and safeguard the city's history and heritage as embodied and reflected in its historic preservation district and landmarks;
- Stabilize and improve property values in such district and in the city as a whole;
- Foster civic pride in the value of notable accomplishments of the past;
- Strengthen the economy of the city;
- Protect and enhance the city's attractions to residents and visitors; and
- Enhance the visual and aesthetic character, diversity, and interest of the city.
Current Historic District Commission Members include:
Chair - Jenny Gibson
Vice-Chair - Cliff Nance
Secretary - Randy Franklin
Commissioner - Bill Rudd
Commissioner - Leif Ratliff
Commissioner - Ken Bivens
Commissioner - Tim Teel
Individuals interested in performing exterior non-routine maintenance and or renovations to property in the Historic District are required to complete an Application for Certificate of Appropriateness. To download an Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness, please click HERE.
For a copy of the Historic District Guidelines please click HERE.
The Main Street Four-Point Approach:
Organization - involves getting everyone working toward the same goal and assembling the appropriate human and financial resources to implement a Main Street revitalization program.
Promotion - sells a positive image of the commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play and invest in the Main Street district.
Design - means getting Main Street into top physical shape.
Economic Restructuring - strengthens a community's existing economic assets while expanding and diversifying its economic base.