What happened to the Blanco Streetscape Project? Here’s a quick recap of events over the past year. The fundraising effort to pay professional firm Winter & Co. for developing a Master Streetscape Plan for the Blanco Historic Square was unsuccessful. When that was apparent, the Streetscape Committee devised a strategy to develop a conceptual streetscape plan using in-house and voluntary resources (that is, qualified folks).
That has been done! The plan was developed at a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional company and provides a good guideline for developing the detailed plans and drawings necessary to go forward in implementing the Streetscape Project.
Sponsored by the Blanco Historic Preservation Commission, the Streetscape Committee is now ready to roll out the streetscape conceptual plan to all interested parties by presenting presentations of it at the following dates, time and place:
1. Presentation to the historical square property and business owners and Chamber of Commerce board of directors on August 23 at 5:30pm at Uptown Blanco Restaurant.
2. Presentation to the Blanco City Council and members of the Blanco Historic Preservation Commission and Planning & Zoning Commission on August 27 at 5:00pm at the Byars Building.
3. Town Hall Meeting Presentation to all Blanco citizens and interested parties on August 28 at 6:00pm at the Old Blanco County Courthouse.
Initial reaction by those who have seen the plan (and were not involved with its development) has been very positive. The committee is anxious to present it to the above audiences and receive their reactions, thoughts, and comments. Please mark your calendars and attend.
Blanco Tomorrow looks very bright!