Pittsburg, Texas - We are proud to announce that the City of Pittsburg was one of five cities awarded the Anice Read Grant at this year's Texas Downtown Association (TDA) annual meeting. These grants have been critically important to Main Street communities; they have allowed many towns to engage in place-making activities, such as pedestrian spaces. Grants awarded this year ranged from $2000 to $5000.
Recently, the Pittsburg City Council supported a Main Street Advisory Board downtown improvement goal of changing the alleyway at Quitman Street and Church Street into a place for the enjoyment of pedestrians. The improvements to "The Alley," as it is now known, were made possible with the help from the Anice Read Grant of $4800 and funds from the Main Street Beautification project supported by the Pittsburg EDC.
The City of Pittsburg's Street Department has been hard at work installing custom metalwork with the new city logo, lights, supporting cables, bollards, and we still have some speakers, landscaping, and a pop of color to go! The space will be used for art shows, small gatherings, music, and displays just for fun, like the current Christmas light tunnel.
"It is exciting to watch so much happening downtown! We invite you to come to see the progress, go to the museum, grab a bite to eat, have a great time shopping, take a selfie or ten to share with friends, or sit in one of the new benches and enjoy part of your day with us. Glad you are here." Niecy Baum, Community Development Coordinator.