Background

Projects and Programs

ADHDA uses the Main Street Approach® which is a locally driven, comprehensive approach to the commercial historic district revitalization.

Following the practical and comprehensive model capitalizing on downtown’s unique assets, the Main Street Approach® is based on a four point strategy in the areas Organization, Promotion, Design, and Business Development.

ADHDA uses the four point strategy to guide many of our projects and programs.

CALLING ALL ASTORIA ARTISTS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS!
Are you tired of seeing empty storefronts in downtown Astoria? Do you believe that Astoria has a wealth of artists, events and worthwhile community groups that would benefit from additional exposure? Help us fill our vacant downtown storefronts window displays with new energy by connecting commercial property owners with local creatives.

 

Artists, Creatives & Community Organizations
If you’re an artist or community organization that would like to display in a vacant store window, please fill out this quick online application:

 

 

Property Owners

If you’re a business owner looking to inject some energy into your space to help attract new tenants, please send us a Facebook Message.

 

We’re a passionate, all volunteer, team mostly comprised of ADHDA members. Special thanks to Michael Angiletta, Sondra Carr of Vignette Coastal Design, Pat Roscoe, and Miriam Rose for getting this program kickstarted!

Property Watch

In partnership with the City of Astoria, ADHDA is working to ensure that downtown streets and safe and comfortable for everyone at all hours. For more information on the program, please read this. To sign up, fill out this form and return to Sgt. Randall at arandall@astoria.or.us.

Cluster Analysis

In the summer of 2015, ADHDA’s Business Development Committee worked on the Cluster Analysis project to identify business development opportunities in Astoria’s downtown district. The focus was on boosting economic development within downtown Astoria’s historic infrastructure by promot­ing and growing our current businesses and by encour­aging new businesses to open or relocate to the district.

The Downtown Retail Cluster Analysis was presented by the NEDTalk program on October 3, 2017. This Daily Astorian article neatly summarizes the presentation. 

Read the full document here.