Main Street Conroe, Texas

A walk through downtown Conroe is a walk through history. The iconic features of its original brick streets blend in with new attractions of restaurants, entertainment, antique shopping and a unique arts scene, creating a community feel all its own. With room to expand, new businesses can take advantage of the vibrant downtown activity and current development incentives. Downtown Conroe supports entrepreneurship, downtown cooperation and retention historic of businesses. 

Conroe was selected to become a designated Man Street Community in January, 2022. By virtue of this designation, Conroe Main Street joins approximately 90 other downtown districts in Texas – all using Main Street’s proven approach to revitalization.  Conroe is proud to be part of the statewide and nationwide network of communities selected to be part of the Main Street Program. The comprehensive Main Street Approach involves strategic work in four broad areas:

  • Organization: Partnerships are essential for successful preservation-based downtown revitalization. Through a solid Main Street structure, many groups that share an interest in the health of downtown come together to work toward an agreed-upon vision for downtown and thus, for the community.
  • Promotion: This aspect of the Approach is utilized to market a unified, quality image of the business district as the center of activities, goods and services.
  • Design: Capitalizing on the downtown’s unique physical assets and heritage, design activities such as building rehabilitations, utilization of preservation-based tools and ordinances and effective planning practices help to create an active district and maintain its authenticity.
  • Economic Vitality: In this area, a targeted program is developed to identify new market opportunities for the commercial district, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property.

 

                   The Main Street Advisory Board 

                               Voting Member
  • Rodney Pool - Downtown Building/Business Owner
  • Scott Harper - Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce
  • Patricia Brown - Woodforest National Bank
  • Janes Sokulski - Downtown Building/Business Owner
  • Larry Foerster - Business Owner/Historian
  • Mike Canada - Business Owner
  • Dr. Carla Alsandor - University of St. Thomas
  • Todd Yancey - Council Member
                               Ex-Officio
  • Danielle Scheiner - Economic Development
  • Shannon Overby - Visit Conroe
  • Mike Riggens - Parks and Recreation

 

For more information about Downtown Conroe and the Conroe Main Street Program please email Frank Robinson, Downtown Manager at frobinson@cityofconroe.org 

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