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Lyons is proud to be a Colorado Main Street Community

Overview of the Colorado Main Street Program

The Colorado Main Street® Program is a program to revitalize 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 Colorado Main Street Program is designed to assist communities in revitalizing their traditional downtown or neighborhood commercial districts.  The Main Street program works throughout Colorado to help local governments and downtown organizations create an economically diverse business environment while preserving local character and historic resources.

The Colorado Main Street® Program provides resources, training and technical services in the four areas of the Main Street Approach® (economic restructuring, design, organization, and promotion) to competitively selected communities that are working in historically relevant business district settings and that meet certain threshold criteria.  Main Street's Eight Guiding Principles provide a comprehensive approach to district and downtown revitalization.

Quarterly Reports

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Find out more through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Main Street page.