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October 06, 2012
American Planning Association Designates Main Street, Bozeman a Top Ten Great Street for 2012
Ellie Staley

The American Planning Association (APA) today announced the designation of Main Street as one of 10 Great Streets for 2012 under the organizations Great Places in America Program.  APA Great Places exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planning and planners play in adding value to communities, including fostering economic growth and jobs. Through Great Places in America, APA recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces featuring unique and authentic characteristics that have evolved from years of thoughtful and deliberate planning by residents, community leaders and planners. APA singled out Bozemans Main Street, between Third and Broadway Avenues, for its frontier-town charm, concentration of late 19 and early 20th century buildings, adaptive reuse of historic structures, and diversity of uses.

Bozeman Mayor Sean Becker said. "Historic Main Street is Bozemans gem-certainly one of last best places in the State of Montana. Main Street has been a leader in preservation planning practices since the mid1980s a streetscape comprised of preserved historic landmarks and leading examples of innovative infill and redevelopment."

For more information about the 2012 APA Great Places, visit

Also, please join representatives from the City of Bozeman and the Downtown Bozeman Partnership for a certificate presentation celebrating the designation of Main Street as one of 10 Great Streets for 2012 under the American Planning Associations (APA) Great Places in America program.

  • Monday, October 15th
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • City Hall Lobby, 121 N. Rouse Avenue

Refreshments and dessert will be served.

Following the certificate presentation, awards will be permanently on display at 3 downtown locations; City Hall (121 N. Rouse), Bozeman Public Library (626 East Main St.) and the Downtown Visitor Center (8 East Main St.)

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