The Board of Directors of Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) voted to extend a rate-reduction measure, which was originally set to expire at the end of May. The reduction of the power supply adjustment by one-half will result in an approximate 15% reduction in electric costs for customers.
The award specifically recognizes recent improvements to Manuel and Theresa’s School of Hair Design and Buddy’s Appliances that were sponsored by the program’s matching grant funds.
The Corridor Beautification Partnership was established in January 2017 in response to citizen concern for the appearance and economic vitality of the Texas Avenue corridor. The program works to beautify and revitalize this major gateway in Bryan by providing matching grant funding for aesthetic improvements to retail and commercial properties located along Texas Avenue.
Manuel and Theresa’s School of Hair Design and Buddy’s Appliances are two of nine properties to be awarded funding during the first two years of this partnership. Grant recipients for the 2018 Fiscal Year include Bryan Pediatric Dentistry, Saenz Cleaning, and the Mid-Town Shopping Center. Improvements to these properties are currently underway.
Both owners and tenants of retail and commercial properties on Texas Avenue are invited to apply for CBP funding. Examples of eligible site enhancements include the installation of landscaping and irrigation, façade improvements, replacing or improving on-site signage, or addressing major code compliance projects. Funding is awarded on a reimbursement basis.
For more information about this award or the Corridor Beautification Partnership, please contact Lindsay Hackett, Staff Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (979) 209-5030.