Crystal River Main Street, Inc. was organized to preserve, maintain and improve the historic downtown district of Crystal River, Florida. It is Main Street’s goal to educate the general public about the historic significance of the district’s architecture, history and culture. Crystal River Main Street will promote the historic preservation and use of the traditional downtown area, which includes the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). There will be a special focus on the architectural and cultural role the area plays as the center of civic and social life in the community. Crystal River Main Street will take remedial action to eliminate the deterioration of the traditional downtown area by working with citizens, business owners and government entities to protect and preserve the district. As a partner with the City of Crystal River and its CRA, Main Street will lessen the burden on local government by educating the public, disseminating information and promoting interest in the preservation, history, culture and civic opportunities that exist in the area.
Main Street Initiatives & Projects
Historic Pump House Renovation
In 2019 & 2020, along with a several grants and in partnership with the City of Crystal River, Crystal River Main Street renovated the original City Pump House. This project saved the building from being demolished and in Fall 2021 after the completion of Town Square Phase Two this building will be able to be leased out.
Spirit of Crystal River Scow
Crystal River Main Street partnered with the Crystal River Boat Builders to bring a replica of the 'Spirit of Crystal River" scow to a vacant lot in downtown. This boat replica remained on the lot for three years until the City developed the lot into what is now known as Town Square.