Downtown Tyler has been the site of many amazing renovations of buildings and unique spaces. Our goal with the Main Street Program is for every building in our program area to contribute its own unique attributes and design to the overall look and feel of the neighborhood. Many studies have led to the knowledge that downtowns in general and businesses that boast buildings that are authentic and in good repair attracts a visitor who stays longer, spends more money and comes back to visit more often.
Not only do we encourage good design, but we support it with free architectural advice through the Texas Main Street Program, services of our own local design committee, a façade grant program, technical information and more.
To date, Downtown Tyler has experienced more than $30 million in private reinvestment in terms of property sales and renovations. The following pages will offer several examples, some of which are statewide award winners.
Click on the locations to the left to see the before and after photos as well as a brief description of the buildings.