Allentown Mainstreet Initiatives

Allentown Main and Elm Street Programs

7th Street Allentown
The 7th Street Development Committee’s mission is to provide the spark and energy to continually improve 7th Street’s quality of life, enhance the shopping and business environments, and create a place that people will want to experience.

The Old Allentown Preservation Association
The Old Allentown Preservation Association (OAPA) was founded in 1976 in reaction to an alarming loss in the housing stock of the Historic District. Its primary mission is to preserve the historic architecture of the District, which it does through a variety of programs and fundraising events.

West End Alliance
Located in the western section of Allentown, in close proximity to many regionally significant assets such as Muhlenberg College, the Allentown Fairgrounds, and Lehigh Valley Hospital. The accessibility of the West End Theatre District makes it an ideal neighborhood and business district to serve its residents, college population, and visitors.

Hamilton District
The vision of the Hamilton District is to be the commercial and cultural heart of the Lehigh Valley, an attractive, welcoming community, filled with activity and energy, offering employment, dining, arts, entertainment, shopping, and residential oportunitites and supported by culturally diverse and architecturally attractive neighborhoods.  In the Hamilton District, it starts here!