Central City Revitalization Panel

The Central City Revitalization Panel (CCRP) meets to discuss improvements and preservation within the central city boundaries of the City of Rocky Mount. The CCRP is also the governing body responsible for creating and overseeing the committees necessary to implement the Downtown Rocky Mount work plan, which is updated annually.

The legislative body of the City of Rocky Mount’s Downtown Development efforts is comprised of a Chairman and a thirteen-member Panel. The CCRP meets on the first Thursday each month at 8:30 a.m. These meetings are held in the Committee room on the Third Floor of the Municipal Administrative Complex, in Downtown Rocky Mount.

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Mission

“Serve the citizens and its Council by educating, advocating, and energizing investment in Downtown Rocky Mount.”

Design Committee

Enhancing the visual quality of the downtown. Attention is given to the downtown environment elements – not just buildings and storefronts but also public improvements, rear entries, signs, landscaping, window displays and graphic materials. If you have a passion for Downtown Rocky Mount and are interested in becoming a part of the Design Committee, please contact the Committee Chair; CCRP Chairman, Garland Jones 252-314-8569, or Downtown Manager Kevin Harris at 272-972-1101.

Organization Committee

This improvement approach is based on building partnerships to create a consistent revitalization program and develop effective management and leadership downtown. Diverse groups – merchants, bankers, public officials, the chamber of commerce and civic groups must work together to improve downtown. If you have a passion for Downtown Rocky Mount and are interested in becoming a part of the Organization Committee, please contact the Committee Chair; CCRP Chairman, Garland Jones 252-314-8569, or Downtown Manager Kevin Harris at 272-972-1101.

Promotion Committee

Reestablishing downtown as a compelling place for shoppers, investors and visitors. This means not only improving sales but also rekindling community excitement and involvement. Promotion ranges from street festivals to retail merchandising, from community education to marketing and public relations. If you have a passion for Downtown Rocky Mount and are interested in becoming a part of the Promotion Committee, please contact the Committee Chair; CCRP Chairman, Garland Jones 252-314-8569, or Downtown Manager Kevin Harris at 272-972-1101.

Promotion Committee Chair:
David Joyner
252-200-4888
David@joynerstrategies.com

Economic Vitality Committee

Strengthening the existing economic assets of the business district while diversifying its economic base. Activities include conducting market analysis to understand the changing market place, adapting vacant buildings that have outlived their original purposes for use as entertainment or cultural facilities and sharpening the competitiveness of Main Street’s traditional merchants. If you have a passion for Downtown Rocky Mount and are interested in becoming a part of the Economic Vitality Committee, please contact the Committee Chair; CCRP Chairman, Garland Jones 252-314-8569, or Downtown Manager Kevin Harris at 272-972-1101.

Want to make a difference in Downtown Rocky Mount?

Interested in becoming involved with the CCRP or CCRP Committees? You can find the application here:

Download Committee Application
Download Personal History Form

NC Main Street Program

The Main Street Program is a National Trust for Historic Preservation initiative created to revitalize downtown districts by combining historic preservation, downtown design, promotional events, business recruitment, and community involvement. Downtown Rocky Mount has been a participant in the program for several decades, and uses the technical assistance, training and development strategies provided through the Main Street Program to facilitate a vibrant, positive image that will encourage investors, visitors, consumers, and local residents to live, work, play, shop, and celebrate downtown. For more information, visit the NC Main Street Program.

Downtown Rocky Mount utilizes the comprehensive Main Street Four-Point Approach to redevelop and improve all aspects of downtown in a strategic manner:

  • Organization: This improvement approach is based on building partnerships to create a consistent revitalization program and develop effective management and leadership downtown. Diverse groups – merchants, bankers, public officials, the chamber of commerce and civic groups must work together to improve downtown.
  • Promotion: Reestablishing downtown as a compelling place for shoppers, investors and visitors. This means not only improving sales but also rekindling community excitement and involvement. Promotion ranges from street festivals to retail merchandising, from community education to marketing and public relations.
  • Design: Enhancing the visual quality of the downtown. Attention is given to the downtown environment elements – not just buildings and storefronts but also public improvements, rear entries, signs, landscaping, window displays, and graphic materials.
  • Economic Vitality: Strengthening the existing economic assets of the business district while diversifying its economic base. Activities include conducting market analysis to understand the changing market place, adapting vacant buildings that have outlived their original purposes for use as entertainment or cultural facilities and sharpening the competitiveness of Main Street’s traditional merchants.
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