Texas Main Street

A National Main Street City

– Center City is a nationally recognized member of both the Texas and national Main Street programs.

· In 2011, Center City received an award for meeting or exceeding the National Criteria for Main Street Recognition for 10-plus years.

· The Texas Main Street program is under the direction of the Texas Historical Commission.

· The National Main Street program is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

· Main Street believes in the Four-Point Approach to help downtowns thrive:

  1. Organization – a strong organization with community partnerships ensuring the future sustainability of downtown.
  2. Promotion – an ongoing program of special events and projects that bring more people and positive attention to downtown.
  3. Design – a vision for downtown improvement that includes preserving historic buildings and planning changes that make downtown welcoming to visitors and workers alike.
  4. Economic Restructuring – a dedicated development program to create a healthy blend of downtown businesses, residences, retail establishments, entertainment venues, churches and schools.