Main Street Program
Welcome to the official website for the City of Pharr’s Main Street City Self-Initiated Program. The Main Street Office started operations on June 2001 when Mr. Fabio Angell joined the City as downtownplanner. In November 2001, the program was able to secure official sponsorship by the Texas Historical Commission in Austin. The major scope of the Main Street Program consists of fully developing and implementing integrally each of the four plans below:
Downtown Plan to diversify and enhance Main Street’s economic base and unique assets.
Preservation Plan to protect, preserve and enhance the city’s historical fabric.
Urban Design Plan to improve the ‘Visual Relatedness’ of the city’s downtown.
Neighborhood Plan to develop a critical mass of households & foot traffic in downtown.
In November 2002, and for the second straight year, Pharr secured the Texas Self-Initiated Main Street Designation from the Texas Historical Commission. This one-year participation in the Texas Main Street Program is by invitation-only. The city was bestowed this honor because of its strong Main Street potential, according to THC’s Interagency Council in Austin.
For more information contact:
Mario A. Palomo, Main Street Coordinator
956- 702-5360 ext. 146