Developing downtown as a place to
live, work, and play.
Main Street Warsaw continues to create a better community by keeping Downtown Warsaw an attractive, dynamic and unique part of the community.
Main Street Warsaw administers a façade grant program that is funded by the City of Warsaw. Qualified applicants may obtain matching grant funds up to a maximum of $5,000 for facades, storefronts, awnings and signs, depending on the scope of the work. Since 2003, Main Street Warsaw and the City of Warsaw have awarded over $321,400 in façade grants.
The Warsaw Community Development Corporation, now known as Main Street Warsaw, began as a downtown association in 1976. It was a group of business people concerned about the problems that were manifesting themselves in the Central Business District. This association began working to find solutions to problems of vacant buildings, deteriorating store fronts, parking and traffic flow — all common to small cities and towns at the time. As a way to formally approach the problem, the Warsaw Community Development Corporation (WCDC) was formed in 1980 and the name was changed to Main Street Warsaw in December 2021. This not-for-profit, 501 (C)3, corporation has continued to serve as a force to revitalize downtown Warsaw.
Help us to bring a festive atmosphere to downtown.
First Friday is an ongoing event that brings a festive atmosphere to downtown Warsaw. Once a month, May-December, the downtown streets are turned into a huge block party. Downtown merchants host the party.