Community Development

We need Your help to make Elgin a Lighted Wonderland for the Holidays! 

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Visit the Friends of Elgin Parks webpage for more information 

The Community Development Department is located in the City Hall Annex. 
The department includes the Main Street Program, Historic Downtown District, Envision Elgin, grant writing and administration, filming in Elgin, and special events such as 2nd Thursdays Sip Shop & Stroll, the Hogeye Festival, Holiday by the Tracks, Art Studio Tour, and Local Lore.  

Programs specific to the Historic Downtown District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, include reviews of any changes to the exterior of structures visible from the public right of way, signage, and local reviews for state and federal tax credit programs.  

The department works with local sustainable agriculture programs and the Adopt a Spot program.  

Elgin is a Texas Film Friendly community and is equipped to support projects ranging from a commercial shoot to a full length feature film.     
Downtown Past n Present - Collin Sheehan Photography
  1. Community

    Find information on the planning and economic programs and activities in Elgin.

  2. Do Business Downtown

    The Main Street Program creates a vibrant, multi-use, pedestrian-friendly environment in the traditional commercial district, thereby increasing economic vitality and saving historic buildings that make up the character and heritage of a community.

  3. Annual & Community Events

    Discover a host of annual and recurring events held in Elgin. From children's activities to Sip, Shop & Stroll in the Historic Downtown District, there's something for everyone!

  4. Explore Elgin

    Explore attractions unique to Elgin, Texas.

  5. Historic Downtown Elgin

    The Elgin Historic District includes 14 city blocks of commercial and industrial buildings. Most of these buildings are constructed of locally produced brick and were erected from 1872 to 1947.

  6. Main Street Time Line

    When Elgin became a Main Street City, was added to the National Historic Register and the progress of renovating the Historic Buildings.

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