As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Pittsburg is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
It is the vision of our community to build a strong economic foundation for the city by creating a historic entertainment district with unique shopping, dining and social experiences attracting both tourist and locals with its rich history, cultural heritage and engaging talent.
The Pittsburg’s Main Street Advisory Board mission is to value and honor our past while we focus on creating a vibrant future by implementing the Texas Main Street Organization’s Four Point Approach which is a comprehensive strategy tailored to meet local needs and opportunities through Economic Vitality, Organization, Promotion and Design . The Main Street Advisory Board builds strong relationships and encourages public-private partnerships to enhance economic vitality while preserving the historic character and charm of Pittsburg’s traditional commercial district through a community based organization.
- Economic Vitality– identifies new market opportunities for the downtown area; redefines the district’s niche in the marketplace and sharpens the competitiveness of existing businesses, while nurturing new enterprises that respond to today’s consumers’ needs.
- Organization – builds partnerships among the various groups that have a stake in downtown; builds a pathway to leadership in local efforts by launching community-based, volunteer-driven entities that empower residents and investors to collaborate for sustainable revitalization.
- Promotion – promotes a positive image of downtown to a variety of audiences; focuses on authentic community assets and events that will attract new shoppers, visitors, and residents
- Design – focuses on the physical elements of downtown such as storefronts, signs, landscaping, and public spaces; targets infrastructure and building improvements that will be both functional and attractive.
The Pittsburg Main Street Core Values consists of community focus, continuous progress toward positive economic development and historic preservation insuring the future of Main Street and the City of Pittsburg.
Downtown Pittsburg is the heart of our town. Dedicated as one of the first official Texas Main Streets with the Texas Historical Commission, our downtown has an abundance of history and has just what you're searching for. You can find a myriad of products and services on Main Street, from prescriptions and chalk paint, to attorney services, antiques, jewelry, clothing, hand-made art and furniture, Main Street is also a source for entertainment, and delicious food. Check out our Texas sized Coca-Cola Mural, noted to be the biggest historic Coca-Cola Mural in the State, taste some of our famous Hot Links, relax at the Prayer Tower, and check out our rich history in our award winning museums.
Some of our area's oldest history lies within the downtown district; the foundation on which our organization operates.