Main Street Program

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General Information on Main Street Central City

Main Street Central City is A volunteer effort by citizens, businesses and organizations to revitalize Central City, Colorado by diversifying and expanding business opportunities and maintaining its historic atmosphere.

The Colorado Main Street® Program revitalizes traditional downtown districts within the context of historic preservation. The program uses an approach that advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of central business districts based on their traditional assets of unique architecture, personal service, local ownership and a sense of community. The City of Central was accepted into the program as a "Main Street Candidate Community" in November 2015.

Main Street is about real places doing real things. The program is designed to advocate and support rebuilding of central business districts based on the traditional assets of each community’s unique architecture, character and local ownership. The program has three things: a proven strategy for revitalization, a strong network of linked communities and a committed staff who manage the program.

This is a statewide program that assists local governments, downtown organizations and communities through a process that helps organize community needs and ideas so they result in a strategic plan to work from. It provides technical resources and training in the four areas featured in the National Main Street Center® Approach:

  • Economic Vitality
  • Design
  • Organization
  • Promotion

Visit the Department of Local Affairs' Main Street Resources page.

Like Main Street Central City on Facebook.

Main Street Central City Board

Barbara Thielemann, Chair
Deborah M. Wightman  
LaNora Braning
Mike Keeler
Ed Schoenradt

Meetings are held every third Wednesday of each month in the City Council Chambers, 141 Nevada Street at 6:00 p.m. (some meetings may be canceled or changed, so please contact City Hall to verify if a specific meeting will be held)

Staff Contact

Lisa Roemhildt
Main Street Advisor – Central City
Office: (303) 582-5251 ext. 306