For the seventh year, Downtown Tiffin has been re-recognized by Heritage Ohio as a National Main Street Community. The Ohio Main Street Program, administered by Heritage Ohio, works with communities across the state to revitalize historic commercial areas. Based in historic preservation, it focuses on four points: organization, design, promotions, and economic vitality. Each point is an integral part of the successful revitalization of a downtown area.
The Ohio Main Street program is a partner of Main Street America. Accreditation is an honor that must be earned every year by meeting the program’s high standards as determined by an annual quality audit by state officials. With this distinction, Downtown Tiffin has received accreditation for its Main Street program at both the state and national level for 2016-2022.
Downtown Tiffin’s revitalization efforts continue to be validated and recognized throughout the state. Since becoming a Main Street Community in 2015, 69 new businesses have located in Downtown Tiffin and nearly $41 million in investment has occurred in the downtown.
In October, Downtown Tiffin was presented with four statewide awards by Heritage Ohio, The Spirit of Main Street was presented to Mary Lewis, Best Commercial Rehabilitation for a Small Community to the owners of 92 S Washington Street, Best Residential Rehab for properties at 24-25 Adams and 149 Frost Parkway, and Historic Farmstead of the Year to Arlington Acres. Since 2017, Downtown Tiffin has received twelve additional awards and one honorable mention from Heritage Ohio.
Tiffin Mayor Dawn Iannantuono supports the Main Street Program. “I’m glad to see the collaboration and hard work of the downtown committees and all local partners being recognized. Seven years being nationally accredited in the Main Street program is impressive and has made a positive impact on Downtown Tiffin.”