PROGRAMS & GRANTS

Downtown Revitalization
A dramatic revitalization is happening in downtown Odessa with economic development and historical preservation at its very foundation. The Main Street Program capitalizes on the unique character of the downtown area and focuses on preserving it as a cultural, professional and business center. Revitalization is an ongoing process and one that will be exciting to watch – each change and each improvement destined to be a part of future generations.

Building Information Assistance
Main Street offers a listing of the available property in the downtown area.

Design Assistance Program
Main Street will provide design assistance through the Texas Main Street Architect free of charge to the building owner. This service enhances the visual quality of downtown.

Facade Grant
A limited amount of funding is available for exterior improvement for buildings in the designated project area.  Facade Grant Form | Facade Loan Program

Sign Grant
A new program designed to help businesses within the project area to display quality signage.  Sign Grant Form

Grand Opening Assistance
Main Street will provide invitation printing and mailing for grand opening celebrations.

Banner Program
Banners displayed in downtown Odessa provide seasonal color and a festive atmosphere. Exposure for community groups during fundraisers is high with over 40 banners flying in the business district.

Brick Program
In continuing the sidewalk improvement program, Main Street Odessa offer citizens the opportunity no only to improve downtown’s appearance, but also to memorialize a special person with an engraved brick.  Brick Order Form

Advertising Campaign
Main Street assists in the joint advertising campaign of downtown area businesses. Organized seasonally, these efforts result in a bigger impact of advertising dollars.

   
 
BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM
- Free design and technical assistance for building renovation.
- Business retention, expansion and recruitment.
- Coordination of promotional events.
- A clearing-house for downtown issues.
- A full-time director with access to national networks and technical assistance.
- A liaison to city and county governments regarding issues that affect downtown.
- Quarterly newsletters to stay informed of activities, issues and developments.
- Promotes the image of downtown Odessa as a single entity.
- Potential for increased property values.
- A viable downtown is a draw for industry.
 

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