Our Town Coshocton began in 2010 with a donation from the Schooler Foundation designated for the benefit of Main Street. Twenty-five community members collaborated to pursue an Ohio Main Street status for the downtown business district. OTC currently operates as an affiliate member of Heritage Ohio, who administrates the Ohio Main Street Program.
OTC is a nationally-recognized and accredited 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Coshocton’s Downtown Historic District with an emphasis on historic preservation.
From 2011 to 2017, OTC worked to establish a presence in the community by hosting various events including the hugely popular Miracle on Main Street parade.
More recently, our focus has broadened to spearhead projects that will have a lasting and significant positive impact on downtown. In 2018, several projects were completed including a professional architectural lighting installation for our historic county courthouse; a beautiful Verdin street clock installation; and a historic district listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The Coshocton Main Street Historic District designation allows approximately 120 historic building owners to qualify for Federal and Ohio tax credits for rehabilitation projects. We are excited that 539 Main Street, owned by Hasseman Properties, is the first project in Coshocton to be awarded historic preservation tax credits.
To strengthen our community by revitalizing downtown.
To honor our historic atmosphere with contemporary collaboration to encourage growth of Coshocton County. Our energy will focus on keeping the correct balance of retail, professionals, tourism, events, and housing in our downtown district.
TOTAL PRIVATE INVESTMENT: $1.65 Billion
TOTAL PUBLIC INVESTMENT: $272 Million
NET NEW BUSINESSES: 1,380
NET NEW JOBS: 5,064 Full-Time; 5,063 Part-Time
REINVESTMENT RATION: $27.00 TO $1.00
VOLUNTEER HOURS DONATED: Over 1 Million
(1998 thru 2018)
To learn more information about the benefits of becoming a Main Street community, please visit the Heritage Ohio Main Street Program’s webpage
Reinvigorating downtown takes passion, energy and dedication. It also takes a financial investment. As an investor of Our Town Coshocton, you will be instrumental in moving our community forward. If you can’t give money but still want to help, volunteer and help spread the word about all of the great things happening downtown.