Cities across Texas invite potential investors, downtown developers, entrepreneurs, and residents looking to be part of downtown's transformation to "Imagine the Possibilities" each May for Preservation Month. This statewide event began in 2017 with the launch of DowntownTX.org to help 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 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 additional information on downtown development and business resources. Every tour is different, as cities put their own spin on their events; some may choose to focus on lease spaces and attracting 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: Town Square Initiative 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.
Join Us on a Tour Near You!
We're Bringing the Possibilities to You!
Texas Main Street Program Cities are partnering with DowntownTX.org to host virtual Imagine the Possibilites tours throughout the summer, highlighting opportunities in their downtowns. We invite developers, investors, realtors, and residents eager to explore downtown to do so from the comfort of their homes by tuning in to a virtual tour and checking out available listings on DowntownTX.org.
Palestine, TX -- May 27, 2020
Sherman, TX -- May 28, 2020
Rio Grande City, TX -- June 12, 2020
Goliad, TX -- July 9, 2020
Elgin, TX -- July 29, 2020 and Facebook LIVE tour at 1:45 pm
Denison, TX -- August, 2020
Beaumont, TX -- September 21, 2020
Hamilton, TX -- tour series starts September 25, 2020 and continues through October 2020
Paris, TX -- September 28, 2020
Check back later as more tours are added to the schedule!
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