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300 West Commercial St.
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 667 5337

City of Ozark -

Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce -

The Arkansas Film Office -

The Association of Film Commissioners International -

Main Street Arkansas -

The National Main Street center -


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Main Street Ozark Mission Statement

 Emphasizing the Four Points of Main Street, Design, Organization, Promotions and Economic 

 Restructuring, it is our mission to encourage the development, redevelopment, promotion, and

 improvement of the downtown area in Ozark, Arkansas through education and historic preservation.

What is the Main Street America Program?

  The Main Street Program is a revitalization strategy used in over 1,200 cities and 40 states. Developed by

  the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center, the program encourages 

  imaginative use of business and government resources to support local downtown and neighborhood

  commercial district revitalization efforts. The Main Street approach is based on four points and relies on 

  eight guiding principles to produce fundamental change in traditional commercial business districts.

  In 2015, the Center launched a new program brand for the network of Main Street programs

  to reinvigorate our collective look, feel, and strategy to position Main Street as a leader locally,

  regionally, and nationally.

Part of keeping downtown the heart of the community is making sure that vital businesses and services are located there. This not only ensures patronage downtown, but also makes it conducive for other businesses to be located downtown.

A prime example of one of these vital services is the post office. When the Main Street Ozark Executive Director and Board heard rumors of their post office relocating outside of the downtown area, they went straight to work at convincing them to stay downtown. It helped to have the community in support of their efforts. In a survey sent out to postal clients, the response was overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the post office downtown.

Committee members scouted several properties and presented the post office with four different proposals. The proposals were met with interest, but the details needed to be worked out.

Main Street Ozark obtained options to purchase on four properties and was able to get two properties donated, all in the area adjacent to the courthouse square.

Through a combination of finesse, wisdom, cooperation and basic pleading, Main Street Ozark was able to work through the barriers. The Post Office restructured their bidding process and after much negotiation the new facility in now located in the desired downtown location; resulting in the the beginning of the revitalization in what had been a blighted area on Ozark’s beautiful river front.


Before & After Photos

new post office

The final site for the post office was along River Street facing the Arkansas River. The depot, housing the history museum and a proposed community center building rehabilitation project, is nearby.


The new postal facility keeps community traffic downtown and adds to the development of the east end of downtown as a destination.

Roy Garner Memorial Park


pocketpark before



Now after many, many hours of volunteer work, citizens can enjoy the beauty of a "Pocket Park". Thanks to Main Street's continuing efforts to bring out the best for the citizens of Ozark.

Ozark Sidewalks



sidewalk before



sidewalk after
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