Back by popular demand, Main Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic and parking at Ashman, McDonald, and Rodd streets from the first week of June through the first weekend of October, through 2025, to create The Commons Pedestrian Plazas, an expanded vehicle-free outdoor area open for all to enjoy.

The pedestrian plazas have been created to allow for additional outdoor dining and retail space for Downtown businesses, event programming, and extra space for social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The intersection of Main and McDonald Street will be closed to through traffic. The intersections of Main with Ashman and Rodd will remain open to through traffic while the pedestrian plazas are in place.

For the next four seasons of The Commons Pedestrian Plaza, there will be a heavy focus on daytime programming, improved accessibility, and enhanced promotion of events and businesses.

The Downtown Development Authority will continue The Commons Refreshment Area through 2025, a multi-block designated social district that allows visitors to purchase, carry, and consume alcoholic beverages purchased from participating establishments located inside this area. Visitors can purchase ‘to go’ beverages in specially-marked cups that can be taken out and consumed anywhere within the refreshment area. Only alcoholic beverages purchased from a participating establishment located within The Commons are permitted. Boundaries are clearly marked with signage and no open alcohol is permitted outside this area.