Historic Preservation Renovation of the historic African- American business district. RMECDC partnered with the City of Rocky Mount to complete a $7m renovation project. The development consisted of transforming seven historic buildings into residential and commercial usage, and the Booker T. Washington Theatre. RMECDC owns a parcel of land located between Manhattan Building and Booker T. Washington Theatre in the historic downtown Douglas Block Revitalization area.
The Douglas Block is the location of City’s new 4000 seat Event Center which opened in October 2018.