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 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 additional 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 Government Program is active on DowntownTX.org and you're interested in hosting an Imagine the Possibilities tour, contact Maximilian Hall 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.
Join Us on a Tour Near You!
Planning Resources for Imagine the Possibilities (IPT)
IPT Tour - How to Register (PDF)
IPT Tour - How to Prepare (PDF)
How to Use the IPT Filter (PDF)
Six Tips to Make DTTX a Success (PDF)
TMSP Design Team- How to Photograph a Building (PDF)
Photo Guidelines for Social Media (PDF)
Community Generated Resources for IPT
Corsicana IPT Presentation (PPT)
Temple IPT Presentation (PPT)
Center City of Amarillo IPT Presentation (PDF)
Every year, Texas Main Street Program cities partner with DowntownTX.org to host Imagine the Possibilities tours, highlighting opportunities in their downtowns. We invite developers, investors, realtors, and residents eager to explore downtown to check out available listings on DowntownTX.org.
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