Main Street Odessa is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Odessa. It is
part of the Texas Main Street Program of the Texas Historical
Commission. One of the few urban cities selected to participate in
the program, Odessa has been a Main Street city since January 1991.
Main Street Odessa
uses a four-point approach: Organization, Promotion, Design and
Economic Restructuring. The programís main goal is to maintain the
historical significance of the buildings while simultaneously
encouraging new business development and the relocation of existing
businesses to downtown.
encourage the community to visit downtown and see the changes. Some of
the promotional events include: Firecracker Fandango, Hot Summer
Nights and Heritage Holiday Christmas Parade.
The design approach
involves maintenance and rehabilitation of exterior facade, as well as
street, sidewalk, signage and landscaping improvements.
restructuring includes joint advertising program, sign grants and
forgivable loans for external building repairs through the Main Street
Odessa Facade Grant Program.