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 bringing modern-day conveniences to the plaza.
A $2 million donation from the Tobin Endowment provided funding for five interactive, ground-level fountains accentuated with lighting enhancements.
A grant from AT&T is making 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 park 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.
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
DEJA FUND OF THE SAN ANTONIO AREA FOUNDATION
BRISCOE RANCH INC.
CHARLES CHEEVER, JR.
PAUL A. BOSKIND, PhD
MLP LIMITED PARTNERSHIP III
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.
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
BLUE STAR COMTEMPORARY ART CENTER
EXPERANZA PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER
BILL MILLER BAR-B-Q
MUSIC PERFORMANCE FUND
THE CE GROUP
THE TOBIN ENDOWMENT
THE R K GROUP
MAIN PLAZA THANKS YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION!!