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City of Waxahachie to host a 'snapshot' presentation for Main Street enthusiasts

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WAXAHACHIE – The city of Waxahachie Main Street Program is set to host two upcoming meetings on the downtown revitalization and operation of an effective Main Street Approach.

Preserve America, a federal initiative encouraging and supporting community efforts to preserve and enjoy cultural and natural heritage, awarded the Texas Main Street Program a grant to provide direct assessments for long time local Main Street Programs and Preserve America Communities in 2009.

The team-led site visits are designed to enhance the existing preservation ethic in the community developed over time under the national Main Street model including direct recommendations and suggestions for specific historic resources in the local Main Street district, along with overall observations and research based on past activity as a local Main Street program.

The multi-day site visits by the assessment teams will include a “snapshot” public presentation at the conclusion of the visit, followed within three months by a comprehensive workbook of findings. 

With the input of the Main Street/Preserve America teams, Waxahachie will not only look back on its past performance and successes but also receive suggestions for moving forward stated a news release issued by the city.

The opportunity is being provided to Waxahachie because it has both Main Street and Preserve America designations.

Details of meetings are as follows:

• Stakeholders Meeting:  Tuesday, April 12, 

11 a.m.–noon. 

Open to all persons interested in or involved with the Waxahachie Main Street Program. 

• Snapshot Community Presentation: Wednesday, April 13, 10–11 a.m. Snapshot public presentation on initial findings.

Stakeholders and Snapshot meetings will be held at city council chambers, the city hall, 401 S. Rogers.

The Main Street Approach is a community-driven, comprehensive methodology used to revitalize older, traditional business districts throughout the United States.

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