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.
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