Downtown Temple invites potential investors, developers, entrepreneurs, and residents looking to be part of downtown's transformation to "Imagine the Possibilities" each May for Preservation Month. This statewide event began in 2017 with the launch of to promote the site and connect available historic properties with interested new stewards. The concentrated statewide effort creates synergy and excitement for Texas' historic downtowns, allows participants special access to spaces, and provides insider information from experienced downtown professionals. Everyone is invited to participate in the 2023 Downtown Temple 'Imagine the Possibilities Tour on Wednesday, May 24th, from 5:00-8:00 PM.

The event will be a simultaneous series of open house receptions in downtown Temple at which downtown property owners will showcase their buildings. Some of these open house receptions will showcase:

Buildings that are soon to be restored or rehabbed,
Buildings that are now being restored or rehabbed,
Buildings that have recently been restored or rehabbed, and
Buildings or spaces that are for sale or for lease.

The Imagine the Possibilities Tour is open to the public and everyone who attends will be given a self-guided Tour map they will use to select the receptions that they want to visit, and then they will hop from reception to reception to see first-hand the exciting plans for future development in downtown Temple. Tour guests will either check in at the Tour starting point, at Santa Fe Depot, 315 W Avenue B, or bypass that start point and go directly to the other downtown open house receptions, each of which will have self-guided Tour maps available to distribute to Tour guests. Each Tour stop will offer a reception with snacks and beverages, and building owners or their representatives will be present to provide information about their building or business development concept and to answer questions.


Main Street Manager Quote for 2023

So we encourage everyone to explore the exciting new redevelopments that are coming to downtown Temple, to see the cool developments that have been completed since our last Tour, to explore the downtown properties that are available for sale or for lease, and of course, to ‘Imagine the Possibilities.’

The press can contact the City of Temple, Main Street Program Manager Dan Kelleher, 254-314-0095,, for basic background information about the Tour. 


Imagine the Possibilities Tour Stops