Rawlins Main Street
What's Up Downtown?
- Passion & Pride Ball 2015 Money? Survey
In the past 6 years, the Passion and Pride Ball has raised over $150,000. This year, our 2015 project will be chosen by the public via Survey Monkey. Please submit your suggestions for this year's project. Two options have already been suggested: a splash park or holiday decorations. You can go onto the survey and vote for one of these or suggest a project of your own. January 11th is the deadline for all project ideas to be submitted. The top three ideas will be posted on another survey for a final vote, and the winning project will be funded by this year's Passion & Pride Ball fundraiser. Click on the link below to take the survey and leave your suggestion.
- 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 been announced as one of the 10 semi-finalists for the GAMSA. We look forward to hearing the results at the National Main Street Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2015.
- 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.