Paducah Main Street

About Paducah Main Street

Paducah Main Street, a 2023 Accredited Main Street AmericaTM, a 2023 Kentucky Main Street Accredited program, and winner of the Great American Main Street Award in 2010, serves as a model for communities throughout the nation.  Selected by a nationwide jury of community development experts, Paducah proves that incremental progress and persistence pay off, creating economic vitality, a unique sense of place, and a greater commitment to community by all of its residents.

Paducah Main Street partners with business owners, property owners, and citizens through historic preservation and effective marketing, maximizes the potential of the unique historic district by focusing on business recruitment and retention, and believes that promotion of the district will make Paducah a thriving, vibrant, and attractive destination, benefiting the entire community. 


Paducah Main Street is a division of the Paducah Planning Department dedicated to giving a vibrant downtown experience by promoting historic preservation, economic growth, and creative place-making for the Paducah downtown historic district and LowerTown Arts District.  Paducah Main Street unites the community by utilizing the National Main Street Four Point Approach and focuses on community assets and partnerships to preserve and promote historic Paducah.

Contact and Follow Paducah Main Street

Nic Hutchison
Director of Planning/Paducah Main Street Director

Paducah Main Street Website

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Paducah Main Street Board Members and Meetings

Craig Beavers
Carla Berry
Lucas Bremer
Jeff Canter 
J.T. Crawford

Jennifer Frazier
Josh Linville
Dixie Lynn
Laura Oswald

The Paducah Main Street Board meets on the last Monday of the month at 3 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers Conference Room at City Hall located at 300 South 5th Street.  

Paducah Main Street Board Minutes

There are several committees that work to advance the mission of Paducah Main Street.

  • Main Street Organizational Committee - meets the last Monday of each month at noon in the City Commission Chambers Conference Room (Ante Room) at City Hall
  • Main Street Promotions Committee - meets the second Monday of each month at 4 p.m. at The Johnson Bar (133 South 3rd Street)
  • Main Street Economic Development Committee - meets the first Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Team Room at City Hall
  • Main Street Design Committee - meets the last Monday of each month at noon through Zoom
Downtown Development Programs

Paducah's historic downtown has a long history of commitment by its business owners.  More than $100 million has been invested in historic downtown since the start of the downtown revitalization efforts more than 20 years ago.  With more than 4000 employees working and living in historic downtown and the LowerTown Arts District, businesses have access to a steady flow of customers.  Many stores are celebrating more than 25 years of success in Paducah's historic downtown.  Plus, new unique boutiques, fabulous restaurants, and specialty shops have been added to our collection. The Planning Department offers several programs to encourage development, beautification, rehabilitation, and stabilization of the Historic Downtown area.  Assistance also is provided in completing state and federal applications for historic tax credits.

 Downtown Development Programs

Entertainment Destination Center

A section of Paducah’s historic downtown is an Entertainment Destination Center.  The Center boosts restaurant and hospitality industries by allowing customers to take to-go alcoholic drinks in designated cups from participating businesses to stroll our historic streets, browse the windows of our local boutiques, watch the towboats on the river, and partake in outdoor events.

 Entertainment Destination Center

Downtown Parking

Are you planning a trip to historic downtown Paducah?  More than 500 parking spaces are available in the heart of downtown along the streets. Plus, there are several FREE public parking lots with more than 1000 total spaces.

Downtown Parking