Historic Downtown Great Falls

NeighborWorks Great Falls is deeply involved in revitalization of Great Falls’ historic, original townsite; which goes from the river to 5th Avenue North to 5th Avenue South and 14th Street. Declared blighted by the City Commission in 2011, NeighborWorks Great Falls has worked tirelessly to bring together multiple stakeholders and partners to leverage our collective resources to make our downtown and surrounding neighborhoods safe, vibrant and livable. To learn more about historic downtown Great Falls and the nearby neighborhoods ~ or to join the Downtown Development Partnership ~ go to the Partnership website: downtowngf.com.

Our Efforts: 

In addition, NeighborWorks Great Falls has braided multiple funding sources, including a NeighborWorks America Community Stabilization/Neighborhood Marketing grant, to help improve and market the area. Working collectively, we’ve made amazing strides. In 2013, almost $5.2 million dollars in building rehabilitation and renovations took place, with over 185 new full-time jobs and over 35 part-time jobs in that year alone. A volunteer group, the Downtown Chicks, received a 2013 ServeMontana Award for their work supporting the downtown. NeighborWorks America featured NWGF's downtown work - You can watch the short version here and the long version here . You can learn more information about how to get involved with the Downtown Chicks here. To learn about Great Falls Urban Art Project, whose website is maintained by NeighborWorks, go to greatfallsurbanart.weebly.com.
 

Downtown Programs:

Coins for a Cause is a program to address panhandling in the downtown area created as a part of the Downtown Safety Plan and has been adopted by the Downtown Development Partnership. Learn more about the 2017 Coins for a Cause.

 


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