• EGAD received its Florida Main Street designation in 2010 when vacancy on Highland Avenue was around 30 percent. EGAD has received a total private investment of $1.3 million between new construction and renovations of existing buildings and we have a demand for space and need development to create new space.

  • The total public (city and state) investment is well over $2 million, including streetscaping (bike racks, trash cans, benches, street banners, wayfinding signage), improved curbs and sidewalks, and highway signage—for a total $3.2 million in combined reinvestment in the district.

  • The creation of an Outdoor Museum that has installed over 30 murals through private donations that has attracted thousands of people traveling from as far away as China.

  • EGAD is included in Brevard County’s top 12 places to visit.

  • Over 45 new businesses have brought in over 300 new employees.

  • Volunteers have devoted over 16,000 hours on EGAD initiatives.

  • EGAD Main Street has been awarded over $22,000 in state and local grants and our program has received a dozen state main street awards

  • and newly branded EGAD logo street banners

  • an 16% increase in tax incremental funding for the Eau Gallie Community

    Redevelopment Area (CRA); the highest in the city of Melbourne in 2018

NEW IN 2019

  • brand new street LED street lamps across Highland Avenue with new cafe lighting

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