The Monroe Downtown Development Authority exists to serve as the lead organization in the preservation and enhancement of Downtown Monroe. Its mission is to provide direction and resources to businesses, property owners and residents in the downtown district. It works for the advancement of downtown through promotion of its businesses and events; the facilitation of redevelopment opportunities; and to increase Monroe’s unique sense of place and community. Its goal is be a dynamic and innovative organization that works with volunteers, other organizations and the City of Monroe for the betterment of downtown.
In 2027, downtown Monroe will be a vibrant and walkable destination where retailers, restaurants, and residential spaces combine into a lively shopping and entertainment district. All historic buildings have made improvements from façade renovations to new signage to outdoor seating. The downtown is united by an attractive, functional streetscape that is welcoming and accessible to all.