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Main Street Program
City of Bay City
1900 Fifth Street
Bay City, Texas, 77414
(979)245-8081
(979)323-1642 (fax)

Alicia Waters and Karen Hitzfeld - Co-Directors

Bay City Main Street Program  awarded 2010, 2011, 2012 National Main Street.

The primary goal of its Main Street program is revitalization of the business district and, thus, the Main Street Director and Advisory Board are involved in a variety of related activities, including advocacy of appropriate ordinances as well as sponsorship and support of special projects and community events. The historic component of the Main Street program is the responsibility of the Bay City Historic Commission. Working together, with cooperation of the citizens and elected officials, we can establish and maintain a strong and vibrant Texas community.

Recent and Current Events and Activities

  • Facade Grant Program - Downtown Merchants. Grant funding from Bay City Community Development Corporation $25,000 - 2009 - Three downtown merchants received grant funding.
  • Facade Grant Program - Downtown Merchants. Grant funding from Bay City Community Development Corporation - $25,000 - 2008 - Five downtown merchants received grant funding.
  • Facade Grant Program - Downtown Merchants.Grant funding from Bay City Community Development Corporation $15,000 - 2007  - Two downtown merchants received grant funding.
  • Facade Grant Program - Downtown Merchants. Grant funding from HGAC and Bay City Community Development Corporation $20,000 match - 2006  - Seven downtown merchants received grant funding.
  • Adopt a Planter Partner with downtown merchants
  • Benches and trash containers for around downtown square and courthouse square
  • Completion of Streetscape Phase I
  • Supporting enforcement of sign ordinances
  • TEA-21 $647,000 grant awarded, with matching $300,000 from BCCDC
  • Applied for Phase II of Certified Local Government Grant
  • Beautification efforts at Liberty Park
  • Business Sense Awards
  • Historic district tax abatement program
  • Bay City United Retention & Expansion Program Survey


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Mission Statement:
 The Mission of Bay City Main Street is to promote historic pride and economic vitality within the Four Points Approach of Design (restoration assistance); Organization (added partners); Promotion (inventive ideas); and Economic Restructuring (shared financial information and aid). Success in these four areas wil result in our vision for hospitality and economic vitality through County strength and pride.


Vision Statement: The Bay City Main Street Program envisions downtown Bay City as the pulse of the county: celebrating historic pride, economic vitality and the best of Texas hospitality.

Bay City Main Street issues a hearty welcome. Please come visit.