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Main Street and Downtown Development
Overview
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Contact
Amy McWhorter
Downtown Development Coordinator
Email
424 S. Castell Ave.
New Braunfels, TX  78130

Ph: (830) 221-4057
Fax: (830) 608-2109

Hours
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
The New Braunfels Main Street and Downtown Development program actively supports expansion of the downtown economic base by assisting in recruiting more businesses to downtown, advertising available properties in the district, assisting with historic preservation efforts and streetscape improvements.

The program operates with one full-time staff member who works closely with the  Downtown Development Board. Crucial to its success are partnerships with the Downtown Association, Main Street Partners, the Chamber of Commerce, downtown property and business owners and many devoted and talented volunteers.  All are dedicated to the restoration, preservation and promotion of downtown New Braunfels and to its economic revitalization. 

Accomplishments
  • The Department oversees the Facade Improvement Grant (FIG) incentive, funded through the Community Development Block Grant program which assists downtown property owners with minor facade repairs.
  • New Braunfels is a Texas and National Main Street City.
  • Reinvestment in the downtown since 1991 is approaching $70 million.

History
Since 1981, the Texas Main Street program of the Texas Historical Commission (THC) has worked with communities across the state to revitalize historic commercial areas. Based on historic preservation and economic revitalization, the Main Street Four-Point ApproachTM was developed to save historic commercial architecture and is a powerful economic development tool. Part of the THC's Community Heritage Development Division, The Texas Main Street program empowers communities to improve all aspects of their historic downtown or neighborhood commercial districts.

A Proven Track Record
Affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Main Street Center, the Texas Main Street program is one of the strongest and most successful programs in the country.

The Main Street Four Point Approach
The Texas Main Street program is based on a four-point approach to downtown and commercial neighborhood revitalization, all within the context of historic preservation.
  • Organization
  • Promotion
  • Design
  • Economic Restructuring