479 Main Street
On July 7, 2022, Mountain Association purchased a three-story building at 479 Main Street in downtown Hazard, Kentucky.
We were inspired to purchase the building given the substantial downtown revitalization progress made in Hazard over the past decade.
InVision Hazard, a citizen-led revitalization group founded with Mountain Association support in 2014, has lead much of Hazard’s work towards a vibrant community downtown. In 2019, these efforts led to the City of Hazard and the Perry County Fiscal Court jointly hiring a Downtown Development Coordinator who has overseen record growth in downtown businesses in recent years.
We are looking forward to adding to the momentum with this redevelopment project.
The 11,000 square-foot building has anchored Main Street for decades, but has been unoccupied since First Federal Savings & Loan moved locations in 2016 after being in the building since 1960.
Built at the corner of Lovern Street and Main in 1940, it is in need of major repair, including a new roof. We plan to work with local contractors on a complete remodel of the building to develop spaces for business and residential use. Our Hazard office, currently located within the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky building at 420 Main Street, will move to the new space once complete.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Les Roll at email@example.com.
History of Lovern & Main
Thanks to Shane Sparkman with WSGS radio station in Hazard, we have important history and photos that document how this space located at the intersection of Main Street and Lovern Street has been used over the decades.