The Main Street Program creates a vibrant, multiple-use, pedestrian-friendly environment in the traditional commercial district, thereby increasing economic vitality and saving historic buildings that make up the character and heritage of a community. As a Texas Main Street community, Elgin provides free design assistance for property and business owners, technical training, promotional events, and volunteer recruitment and management to implement economic development in the context of historic preservation.
Main Street is a national approach to saving our heritage by preserving historic downtown areas. The Main Street Board operates from a 4-point approach. These 4 points are Design, Economic Restructuring, Promotions, and Organization.