The Heart of Scottsville is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation with a 13 member volunteer board and one full time employee. As a community driven organization, the Heart of Scottsville is working to transform downtown Scottsville into the center for Commerce, Culture and Community.
The Heart of Scottsville was conceived in the early 1990's, when members of the Scottsville - Allen County Chamber of Commerce expressed concern over the state of Scottsville's downtown. Focused on improving the aesthetic and shopping environment in the community's central business district, the Chamber of Commerce's Beautification Committee created a plan to overhaul the streetscape on the Public Square . The project, called the Heart of Scottsville Streetscape Plan, began to take shape after years of hard work.
After the Kentucky Renaissance Program was developed to help revitalize the Commonwealth's historic downtowns, the Heart of Scottsville evolved into more than just a streetscape improvement plan. Partnering with the Renaissance Program and the National Trust for Historic Preservation National Main Street Program, the Heart of Scottsville was incorporated and became a separate organization. With a focus on preserving the historic treasures in the downtown while fostering a strong commercial environment, the Heart of Scottsville is now working to create a viable central business district that caters to shoppers, residents, visitors, and office workers.