Georgetown thrives as a historic, livable small city just north of Austin. As a Texas Main Street city, it is not by chance that the Downtown Square serves as the bustling core of the community. Concentrated efforts and careful planning have aided in its growth, while proven approaches to economic development and historic preservation have led to enhanced vibrancy.
Georgetown is known as the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas’ and a 1997 Great American Main Street Award Winner, which has one of the finest collections of high Victorian commercial architecture found in the state today. In 1976 a local historic ordinance was passed to recognize and protect the significance of the historic central business district and in 1977 the Williamson County Courthouse Historic District, comprised of some 46 contributing structures, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Greater downtown is managed via the Downtown Overlay District (this is also the boundary for the Main Street program area) and new development or redevelopment must meet certain design standards. An array of incentives is also available to support business and property owners. The area immediately around the Williamson County Courthouse requires historic design review, but properties with historic designations are also eligible for additional tax incentives.
Interested in opening a business or finding property? For more information about these incentives or the property availability, please contact the Main Street office at 512.930.2027.
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