Community Vitality

Main Street Program
The overarching goal of the Main Street Program is to establish and maintain a downtown community partnership through which all downtown stake holders will collaborate together.

Neighborhood Planning
Working alongside residents in each neighborhood, Neighborhood Planning's mission is to identify neighborhood concerns, values, vision and goals.

Historic Preservation
Local Historic District
Temple currently has one locally designated residential historic district, known officially as the North Central Temple Historic District.  Modifications to buildings within the District are subject to Chapter 17 of the Code of Ordinances to ensure the historic appropriateness of the changes through a certificate of appropriateness (COA) application.  These applications are reviewed and approved by either the Historic Preservation Officer or by the Historic Preservation Board.  To access a copy of the COA application click here.

National Register Historic District
Most of downtown Temple is located within a National Register Historic District designated in 2005 and called the Temple Commercial Historic District, which also qualifies Contributing buildings for Federal (20%) and State (25%) historic tax credits.