Resources for Downtown Business & Property Owners

Supporting downtown Winchester business and property owners is important to Main Street Winchester.  We believe that investing in people is investing in downtown. Learn more about opportunities and resources below.

 
 
Facade rehab on S. Main Street 2016

Facade rehab on S. Main Street 2016

Who to call?

From business license to building inspection, sometimes it's hard to figure out how to get things done.  We've collected contact info for a number of services and departments that you may need -all in one easy to find place. If you are looking for a number that we don't have listed, let us know so that we can update our list.

Find the directory here.

 


Grants & other financial incentives

Grants and other financial incentives may be available to you as a small business owner or historic property owner. Click here to learn more about existing grants and incentives.

Additionally, Main Street Winchester is working hard to create more opportunities exclusively for downtown businesses and property owners in the future. Learn more here

Sphar Seed Company Building partners working with the KYSHPO to plan appropriate renovation work to the building.

Sphar Seed Company Building partners working with the KYSHPO to plan appropriate renovation work to the building.


Beautiful, historic downtown Winchester, KY Photo credit: Kentucky Everything Instagram

Beautiful, historic downtown Winchester, KY Photo credit: Kentucky Everything Instagram

is your building or business in the historic district?

If your building or business is within the City's Historic District Overlay (HDO), you will need to contact the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) any time you make changes to the exterior of your building.  Things like fresh paint, signs, and awnings, as well as more significant architectural changes, must be approved by the HPC before work begins. The HDO's goal is to manage change in the historic commercial district, in order to promote the preservation of downtown's authenticity and remarkable historic architecture.

Find design guidelines and more information about the HPC and HDO here.


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