Pittsburg has a Historic District Ordinance which was designed to protect the historical character of the downtown district. Uncontrolled changes to the exterior of Main Street creates an unhistorical feel that is counter-productive to developing a healthy downtown economy and can detract from the architectural details of older buildings. Changes to the exterior facade of the building (such as color changes) and signage must be discussed with the Main Street Board to decide if the project restoration will not alter the feel of downtown.
Most of Pittsburg’s commercial buildings were constructed between 1885 and 1925, so facades in the style of that period will contribute most to Pittsburg’s historical charm.
A grant is available to help with facade improvements and signage, on a first come, first serve basis. An application must be filled out for any project on Historic Main St.
Getting a Restoration Project Approved
- Review information from Design Guidelines and Pittsburg Historic District Guide and City Ordinances
- Pick up applications from the City Hall, 200 Rusk Street, Pittsburg, Texas or print forms from Main Street and Online Application pages
- Determine the project and fill out a description of the project.
- Submit the application to the Main Street Director.
- Will be reviewed at next Main Street Board meeting.
- All facade restorations/alterations must comply with the zoning ordinance.
- Notification of outcome will be communicated.