Allentown Mainstreet Initiatives

Community Revitialization 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.    

Downtown Allentown Business Alliance (DABA

The Downtown Allentown Business Alliance (DABA) consists of the area from 5th Street to 12th Street and from Walnut to Linden Streets, and is supported by adjoining city neighborhoods and the riverfront.  DABA is an association made up of entrepreneurs, retailers, restauranteurs, employers, artists, and other community leaders who help make the city's exciting urban vibe happen.  DABA is also a project of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.   

Emmaus Main Street Partners

The Emmaus Main Street Partners (EMSP) strives to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of a vibrant and active Emmaus community through collaborative efforts among business owners, residents, volunteers, and other partners.  The EMSP is a program of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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.