Mission of the Main Street Central Park
The mission of the Main Street Central Park project is to promote good business through good design.
The Spruce Pine Main Street Economic Revitalization Committee will spur new growth, redevelopment, and reinvestment in the downtown commercial district of a small, naturally abundant mountain community.
In 2008, the Cooper Report created a roadmap for growth in Spruce Pine. Working with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler STAR team in 2011, the SPMS Economic Renewal Committee identified pressing community needs for public restrooms, a visitor's information center, and a central downtown location for public events and festivals. The idea for a Central Park was planted.