The City of Tyler Main Street Program has the mission of creating a vibrant downtown culture and economy. The mission is accomplished through the partnership of the City of Tyler and Heart of Tyler, Inc., who engage volunteers, businesses and the community in implementing programs in Organization, Promotion, Economic Restructuring and Design, all within the context of historic preservation.
The Main Street Department serves as a Downtown Revitalization hub via:
- Serving as public sector partner to Heart of Tyler
- Developing volunteer involvement in downtown
- Managing the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition
- Supporting and creating projects dedicated to downtown revitalization
Working in partnership with business owners, property owners, major institutions, government partners, residents and others, the Main Street Department seeks out projects that encourage the continuing revitalization of the historic heart of the community. Projects include architectural design assistance, historic preservation assistance, a facade grant program, business consultation, development of the arts in Downtown Tyler and more. Volunteers work with staff to produce special events in the downtown area, including Festival on the Square, quarterly ArtWalks, original art exhibits at Gallery Main Street, arts workshops, the Downtown Tyler Film Festival and more.