Main Plaza Redevelopment Project

Private contributions joined public investment to make the vision of a redeveloped Main Plaza a reality.  Local companies and foundations donated more than half the cost of revitalizing this community treasure.  Those private resources have brought modern-day conveniences to theplaza.  

A $2 million donation from the Tobin Endowment provided funding for five interactive, ground-level fountains.

A grant from AT&T makes Main Plaza Wi-Fi enabled, providing free high-speed Internet access to the public through an embedded wireless network.  People with wireless card devices can sit in the plaza and eat lunch while surfing the Internet, gaming, or getting some much-needed work accomplished in a relaxed setting.  

Additional monetary donations are contributing to improvements in the plaza that will enhance daily life in a public setting, creating a highly desirable escape from the traffic and noise of urban life.

The GRAND OPENING of Main Plaza took place on April 13, 2008.  Opening was celebrated by a Mariachi Mass at San Fernando Cathedral.  The following community leaders were Ceremony and Dedication keynote speakers: Mayor Phil Hardberger, Linda Hardberger, Judge Nelson Wolff, Father David Garcia, Archbishop Jose Gomez who gave blessing, Bruce Bugg on behalf of the Tobin Endowment and Main Plaza Conservancy Chairman of the Board, William Scanlan, Jr.  

RE-DEVELOPMENT SPONSORS

TOBIN ENDOWMENT

THE USAA FOUNDATION

R. DAVID AND EDNA R. GUERRA

THE WILLIAM AND SALOME SCANLAN FOUNDATION

MR. GEORGE CORTEZ, M.T.C. REAL ESTATE

THE PHIL AND LINDA HARDBERGER FOUNDATION

VALERO ENERGY FOUNDATION

TESORO COMPANIES

DEJA FUND OF THE SAN ANTONIO AREA FOUNDATION

McCOMBS FOUNDATION

H.E.B.

PATRICK KENNEDY

BRISCOE RANCH INC.

CHARLES CHEEVER, JR.

IBC BANK

PAUL A. BOSKIND, PhD

MLP LIMITED PARTNERSHIP III

GOLDSBURY FOUNDATION

THE CAVENDER AUTOMOTIVE FAMILY

SANTA CLARA LAND COMPANY, LTD.

CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION

GAMBRINUS COMPANY, CARLOS ALVAREZ

MR. AND MRS. GRAHAM WESTON

CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR, INC.

OPPENHEIMER, BLEND, HARRISON & TATE, INC.

AT&T FOUNDATION

RUBEN M. ESCOBEDO AND VERONICA SALAZAR ESCOBEDO CHARITABLE FUND OF THE SAN ANTONIO AREA FOUNDATION

JP MORGAN CHASE

 

GRAND OPENING EVENT SPONSORS - APRIL 13, 2008

WILLIAM AND CECIL C. SCANLAN

MI TIERRA CAFE y PANADERIA

BILL FITZGIBBONS

BLUE STAR COMTEMPORARY ART CENTER

EXPERANZA PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER

BILL MILLER BAR-B-Q

JAZZ MARKET

MUSIC PERFORMANCE FUND

THE CE GROUP

THE TOBIN ENDOWMENT

OVERSTREET STUDIOS

KENS5 TELEVISION

THE R K GROUP

          MAIN PLAZA THANKS YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION!!