Main Street Altus is committed to economic growth and preserving the historic and aesthetic integrity of downtown Altus through the promotional support of downtown merchants, social activities, and economic revitalization efforts. ​

Main Street Altus Embracing Future – Preserving Past

Main Street Altus follows the nationally successful Main Street Four-Point Approach. The four areas where Main Street volunteers focus their downtown work are these:


Dedicated to improving the look of downtown, the design committee focuses on recognizing and restoring our downtown’s historic structures to their original appearance; guiding new downtown construction to be compatible with the traditional; improving signs, windows, and store displays for the downtown streetscape, from sidewalks to greenery, from lighting to parking.


Projects in this area aid existing downtown businesses by offering information and incentives that can help expand their sales knowledge and ability. They also provide financial incentives and startup advice for new business owners.

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Volunteers in this area plan and present downtown special events and festivals designed to bring people downtown to have fun; they work with merchants on sales promotions to bring people downtown to buy more often; and they create image campaigns to attract people beyond our city limits to come in and enjoy our downtown.


In this area, volunteers publicize the work of the Main Street Program to the community at large through newsletters and other publicity; they raise funds for the program to help it accomplish its mission; and they always are looking to recruit great people as volunteers…like you!