Architectural Design Assistance
The Texas Main Street Program provides limited design assistance within the designated Main Street District to eligible Main Street Cities. Texas Main Street staff members determine assistance based upon a consultation with building or business owners and the Main Street Manager. If drawings and reports are produced by the Texas Main Street Office as part of the Design Assistance Program, they are not Construction Documents and they may not be used for regulatory approval, permit, or construction.
Building is examined for evidence of historic materials. Maintenance and repair weaknesses identified and possible solutions discussed.
Assistance in determining the historic character of the building and how to make historically-sensitive design decisions (awnings, canopies, building color, street amenities, accessibility).
Preparation of Façade Renderings:
Provide illustrations which indicate conceptual appearance of building façade(s) if restored or rehabilitated.
Business Sign Design and Graphics:
Assistance with sign design for building façades, as well as branding graphics for business use.
Investment Tax Credit Assistance:
Assistance is provided on applicability of Federal Investment Tax Credits for Historic Preservation.
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and TAS (Texas Accessibility Standards) General Information:
On-site consultation about general ADA and TAS issues and concerns.
Request Design Assistance
If you are a building or business owner interested in taking advantage of this free assistance, please download and complete the form below and return it to the Main Street Director.