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What does the Principal Shopping District and Downtown Development Authority do?
The St. Johns Principal Shopping District and Downtown Development Authority is a non-profit business organization whose purpose is to facilitate programs for an improved growth environment in and near downtown St. Johns, resulting in an even greater place to live, work and do business.
Historic Architecture in Downtown St. Johns
Our goal of community development that emphasizes the preservation and development of traditional downtown resources is an incremental process, and cannot produce change overnight. In order to succeed, a long-term effort requires attention to every aspect of downtown.
The St. Johns Principal Shopping District and Downtown Development Authority is dedicated to taking the progressive steps necessary to ensure the economic vitality in our Downtown through advocacy, communication and special events.
Victorian Buildings in Downtown St. Johns
Through its organization, Board of Directors and Executive Director, the St. Johns Principal Shopping District and Downtown Development Authority strives to:
Market, beautify, maintain and develop Downtown St. Johns as a heritage shopping and business attraction with historic architecture, a friendly environment, local ownership, and personal service that gives the buyer a quality experience.
Promote Activities that will attract and benefit area residents, business, industry and visitors which support the local community.
Sponsor Downtown Events where families and individuals shop, enjoy, remember and return!
Strengthen the connection among downtown locations.
Represent the downtown business district to other community groups and local organizations.