Conexión San Angelo newsroom, Jim Sánchez
San Angelo and out-of-town visitors are now greeted by a newly installed archway that serves as a type of “welcome mat” to the historic downtown area.
SAN ANGELO – A gateway is a structure for enclosing an opening or entrance. San Angelo and out-of-town visitors are now greeted by a newly installed archway that serves as a type of “welcome mat” to the historic downtown area. Also, 12 historic street lights were placed along the Concho Ave. corridor from Koenigheim to Randolph.
Del Velasquez, Executive Director of Downtown San Angelo Inc. (DSA, Inc.) informed Conexión that although historic downtown San Angelo’s origins is at the corner of Oakes Street and Concho “The west entrance became a more traveled route as traffic studies showed because of the Koenigheim, Bryant thruway,” that’s the reason for it being built there said Velasquez.
The Downtown Gateway and Leading Light Project budget cost approximately $175,000. A large majority of the financial support came from Downtown San Angelo, Inc.
Three organizations and a business: San Angelo Area Foundation, the YMCA, San Angelo Health Foundation, and First Financial Bank, all donated in the balance of funds that were raised.
Once the project is completed, an official dedication celebration is tentatively planned for early May.
The following companies worked on this project: Danco Electric, Silver Fox Construction, and SKG Engineering.