Old Town maintains its historical district denomination through the Michigan Main Street program. The program has four core points: economic vitality, design, organization and promotion. Brittney Hoszkiw, Community assistance team specialist for Michigan Economic Development Corp, said the Main Street Four Point was created in the idea of building economic development through the root of historic preservation. According to National Register of Historical Place, North Lansing developed in 1843. Old Town grew to be the original downtown of Lansing.