The Department of Local Affairs’ (DOLA) Colorado Main Street Program has moved the Town of Wellington to the top tier of the program. Wellington joins only six other cities and towns at the Graduate level of the Colorado Main Street Program, which offers support for community-led downtown revitalization and helps communities thrive by providing a customizable framework to focus efforts, energy, and resources to create a more vibrant community.
Development of Wellington along the railroad in the 1800s led to the town’s incorporation in 1905. Several historic grain elevators along the railway were converted into commercial spaces, offices, and a brewery. Several other buildings along Cleveland Avenue, the community’s historic main street date back to 1889, and serve various retail and commercial uses.
Fighting through what has undoubtedly been the most significant economic struggle our nation has seen in the past decade, the Wellington Main Street Program has persevered to serve its community in a greater capacity than ever imagined, encouraging growth within the organization and fostering partnerships with the business community.
The Colorado Main Street Program, funded in part by a State Historical Fund from History Colorado, continues to provide official Main Street cities and towns assistance in building community engagement and support, to attain their long-term visions for the future of their historic downtowns.
To learn more about the Colorado Main Street Program, visit www.colorado.gov/mainstreet. For more information about the Wellington Main Street Program, visit www.wellingtonmainstreet.org.