About EGAD

Wherever you are from, EGAD feels like your hometown. The neighborhood is a beautiful blend of historical Florida vernacular homes, mid-century commercial buildings and modern amenities.

 

OUR MISSION

Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) Main Street is a 501(c)3 organization is dedicated to the historic preservation and economic revitalization of Eau Gallie, Florida.

OUR VISION

EGAD is becoming an urban neighborhood that serves as the Space Coast's creative epicenter offering waterfront and casual dining, shops and fine art galleries, live music and craft beers, and original community events.

 

 

History

 

Joining with Melbourne

Eau Gallie joined with the City of Melbourne in 1969, retaining its neighborhood title of Eau Gallie. Reacting to low economic conditions, high crime, and undesirable conditions in the late 1990s, the citizens of the Eau Gallie Community banded together to work with the City of Melbourne to restore a sense of community and revitalize its waterfront community ambiance of earlier times.

The force of the community effort helped to create a Community Redevelopment Area in 2000 and a designation as a member of the Waterfronts Florida Partnership Plan in 2003. This plan is directed toward identifying and implementing the vision for the community that was developed during town meetings and inputs made to the Redevelopment Advisory Committee and the Waterfronts Florida Committee and subsequent deliberations of the Waterfronts Committee.