Main Street Initiative

What Is Cape Charles Main Street? 

Visit the Cape Charles Main Street site to learn more.

Cape Charles is proud to be an affiliate member of Virginia Main Street, a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, Inc., a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Main Street America’s mission is to build stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

Like other communities under the Main Street America umbrella, Cape Charles follows a time-tested framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization based on Four Points: Economic Vitality, Design, Organization, and Promotion.

As a nonprofit organization, we are dedicated to assisting the local community in promoting economic development, revitalization and historic preservation of our downtown commercial area.