Posted on Apr 14, 2021

Rotarian and Mineral Wells Main Street Manager Myndi Muncy was today's guest speaker. She gave club members in attendance an informative overview and update on the still fledgling Main Street program and projects taking place within the designated Main Street area.

One of her main projects is documenting and providing photographs of the historic buildings within the Main Street zone, which Myndi said totals more than 180 buildings.

She is also working on creating non-profit status for the Main Street project so that it can obtain and raise monies with a goal of becoming a self-sustaining project, using fewer and, perhaps one day, no city tax dollars to operate.

Myndi talked about the construction projects taking place downtown that includes the streetscape project in the two main intersections downtown, sidewalk improvements occurring not just downtown but extending east to FM 1821. Those projects are making sidewalks safer and ADA compliant and have several different entities performing the work, depending on the location and street.

The city obtained a Community Development Block Grant to make sidewalk improvements along N.E. 1st Avenue from East Hubbard Street to N.E. 2nd Street. Myndi talked with Oncor about possibly burying some of the utility lines and what that might cost and as it turned out some of those lines and poles are not in use so Oncor is going to remove them.

There are several buildings downtown under renovation – besides the Crazy Water and Baker hotels. Several new businesses are abut to soon open, including a new Crazy 8s grill and sports and Flying Tire bicycles. A DIY store that will offer classes and supplies is also coming soon, and expect announcements in the coming weeks of more businesses going in downtown – including one that is relocating from its current location on U.S. 180 East.

She is also working on identifying other businesses and business types wanted downtown to create a diverse mix of retail, food, drinks and entertainment. Developing a downtown district theme and aesthetics designs are also in the long-term works.

Myndi was recently able to get her executive board in place, and one of those board members is fellow Rotarian Dianne Templar.

The city obtained its official Main Street program designation in October 2009. Learn more about the Mineral Wells Main Street program at