City of Paris Main Street
Main Street Coordinator
Paris Main Street Program volunteers are proud to be a part of a launch of the Town Square Initiative from the Texas Main Street Program.
Paris Main Street program is recognized as a 2017 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.
Click on the link downtownTX and learn a bit of the History of Paris. Join the Historic Preservation Commission and Main Street program for a downtown tour of Vacant and underutilized properties in downtown. All tours will begin at the Peoples Bank Lobby, 35 S. Plaza.
Imagine the Possibilities Tour on May 20, 2017 between the hours of 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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 Click here to see where to start.
Paris Historic Preservation's façade grant program that is a 50/50matching grant up to $2500 for facade improvements.
City of Paris tax exemption 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 to assist property owners and in some cases tentants 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.
City of Paris Historic Downtown Districts
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.
Online volunteer form
Exciting things are happening in downtown Paris. P
aris 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
Paris "SMILE" Commemorative Ornaments On Sale Now at our Online Store!
Downtown Merchant Map