Cities across Texas invite potential investors, downtown developers, entrepreneurs, and residents looking to be part of downtown's transformation to "Imagine the Possibilites" each May for Preservation Month. This statewide event began in 2017 with the launch of DowntownTX.org to promote the site and connect available historic properties with interested new stewards. The concentrated statewide effort creates synergy and excitement for Texas' historic downtowns, allows participants special access to spaces, and provides insider information from experienced downtown professionals. Selected properties featured on each city's DowntownTX.org page are open and accessible to the public, and tour attendees obtain additonal information on local downtown development and business resources. Every tour is different, as cities put their own spin on their events; some choose to focus on lease spaces to attract new businesses, while others may showcase long-vacant buildings ripe for redevelopment using the preservation tax credit programs.
If your city's Main Street or Certified Local Goverment Program is active on DowntownTX.org and you're interested in hosting an Imagine the Possibilities tour, contact Kylie Woodlock with Texas Main Street: at (512) 463-7466 to learn how to get on the next tour schedule.
See below for this year's tour schedule and highlights from previous tours.
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Every year, Texas Main Street Program Cities partner with DowntownTX.org to host Imagine the Possibilites tours throughout the summer, highlighting opportunities in their downtowns. We invite developers, investors, realtors, and residents eager to explore downtown and check out available listings on DowntownTX.org.
Tours are typically hosted in May, with a tentative schedule posted by the end of March.
Check back later as tours are added to the schedule!
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