Rawlins Main Street
What's Up Downtown?
- 2015 GAMSA Semi-Finalists!!!
Every year, the National Main Street Center awards communities throughout the country with the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). It is given to those exemplifying the use of the Main Street Approach to revitalize their traditional downtowns and/or neighborhood business districts. In 2014 Rawlins DDA/Main Street was awarded the "One to Watch" Award, which recognizes exceptional communities working on innovative projects and that are poised on the cusp of major transformation. For the 2015 year, Rawlins DDA/Main Street has just been announced as one of the 10 semi-finalists for the top award, The Great American Main Street Award. We look forward to hearing the results at the National Main Street Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in March of 2015.
- Trick-or-Treat on Downtown Streets
Trick-or-Treat everyone! It is that time of year again. Where all of our merchants come out with candy, goodies, specials and more. On Friday, October 31st Rawlins DDA/ Main Street will be hosting Trick-or-Treat on Downtown Streets from 3pm-5pm. Come pick up a map that day to see which merchants are participating, or look for the pumpkin in the window. Children must be accompanied by an adult. After you have enjoyed all that the downtown has to offer, head over to the Rec Center for more Safe Trick-or-Treating. To finish off your night had over to the Wyoming Frontier Prison for their haunted house (you must be 12 or older to enter). It will be a whole night of Halloween fun!
- Facade Easement Program
The City of Rawlins and Rawlins DDA/ Main Street have created a unique and creative program to rehabilitate the commercial facades (storefronts) in downtown Rawlins. The program will be funded through state grants, federal grants and by partnering with the business owners. In order to participate the business has to meet certain requirements and be within the historic district. We are currently wrapping up the environmental review process that is required for use of federal funds. The next step is a 15 day public comment period. Interested parties my comment on any significant changes to, or impact on the historic value of the district and buildings. You can stop by City Hall for specific information on the environmental review. Please contact the Rawlins DDA/ Main Street with any questions or concerns in regard to this Program.