Four Connecticut communities achieved national accreditation for meeting commercial district revitalization performance standards,CMSC announced today. Each year, the National Main Street Center – a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation – and its partners announce the list of those Main Street programs that have demonstrated exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach®.

The Connecticut Main Street Designated Programs that earned accreditation for their 2014 performance are: New London Main Street, Simsbury Main Street Partnership, Upper Albany Main Street (Hartford), and Main Street Waterbury. The accreditation was announced at the National Main Streets Conference in Atlanta on Monday, March 30th.

Working in partnership with the National Main Street Center, CMSC evaluates the state’s designated Main Street organizations annually to identify those programs that meet ten performance standards set as the benchmarks for measuring how effectively an individual Main Street program applies the Main Street Four Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization.

Read the full press release here.