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 and street banners), 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, one mosaic and multiple sculptures through private donations that has attracted thousands of people traveling from as far away as China.
Over 45 new businesses have brought in over 300 new employees.
Wayfinding signage [that’s being overhauled right now.]
Recipient of a Florida Humanities Council grant that included EGAD in the state-sponsored app for a walking audio history tour. Download the FLORIDA STORIES app on your phone.
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 Florida State Main Street awards.
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