About Southside Main Street - SoMa
The mission of Southside Main Street (SoMa), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is to promote and enhance economic development, public relations, historic integrity and quality of life for the citizens of the neighborhood. SoMa is dedicated to increasing economic development on Main Street between I-630 and Roosevelt Road. The area is a historic district and a livable, walkable community offering residential, commercial, retail and other services.
As an affiliated program of Main Street Arkansas, we are committed to bringing vitality and businesses to the area. We will do this by incorporating the very successful "Main Street" model which uses historic preservation and rehabilitation as the core for identifying and developing the South Main Street area.
The Main Street model encompasses: Design, Organization, Promotion, and SoMa Business Alliance. The principles focus on incremental, comprehensive change that emphasizes quality and the cooperation of public and private sectors. According to the National Main Street Center, for every dollar invested in a local Main Street program, $28.31 is invested in the community. These statistics have been tracked from 1980 to present.
We welcome your participation. Join us and become involved as we make SoMa "the" place to be in Little Rock. Become a member of the Southside Main Street !