Paris Main Street Project

Practical Guide for Business in Downtown Paris

Put together by Main Street Advisory Board with help of Building department and Paris Downtown Association to help answer questions about redevelopment in downtown Paris


Visit downtownTX for a listing of properties for sale or lease and read about History of Paris. 

GRANT and Incentives

Paris Historic Preservation Commission and Paris Main Street continue to support commercial and residential district growth.

Properties in the Nationally Registered Historic District are eligible for Federal and State Historic Tax Credits. Visit Tax Credits - start on this page.

Paris Historic Preservation's façade grant program (PDF) that is a 50/50 matching grant up to $2500 for facade improvements.

City of Paris tax exemption (PDF) program is an incentive program for facade restorations and improvements over $10,000.

In 2012 Paris Main Street Program developed Paris Main Street BIG Program (PDF) to assist property owners and in some cases tenants with improvements to their buildings located in Paris historic district. The goal of the grant is to incentivize and encourage economic vitality to the district. Donations are accepted and tax deductible.

Paris Main Street program is recognized as a 2021 National Main Street City by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Texas Main Street Program. Many people work behind the scenes to make this prestigious award become possible.

Our Vision

Our community will have an economically diverse and thriving downtown area that is a destination for locals and visitors.

Our Mission

The Paris Main Street program will inspire and energize a vibrant downtown community as the social, cultural, economic, and historic heart of our great city.

Main Street is a volunteer-based organization. A limited staff means limited accomplishments, but with the addition of volunteers the opportunities are endless. Come see how rewarding and fun it can be to make a difference in your community. We love youth and welcome volunteering as a family. You can help make a difference. Call Main Street office today or sign up online.

Exciting things are happening in downtown Paris. Paris Main Street volunteers work together to revitalize the Nationally Registered Historic district. The Advisory Board operates under the Four Point Approach of the National Main Street Center.

Read a bit of our history