The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association announced today that Main Street in Fredericksburg has been designated a Great Street by the state chapter’s Great Places in Texas program. Great Places in Texas exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planners and planning play in creating communities of lasting value. This year marks the inaugural year of the Great Places in Texas program, which is modeled from the American Planning Association’s ongoing Great Places in America program.
“Main Street in Fredericksburg truly is a “magic mile””, said Lori Schwarz, AICP, Chair of Great Places in Texas Selection Committee. “Several festivals are held throughout the year. The community is actively connected to protecting and maintaining the street’s historic character and the city’s unique German heritage.”
Through Great Places in Texas, the Texas Chapter of APA recognizes unique and authentic characteristics found in three essential components of all communities — streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces. APA Great Places offer better choices for where and how people work and live every day, places that are enjoyable, safe, and desirable. Such places are defined by many characteristics, including architectural features, accessibility, functionality, and community involvement.
The five other Great Places in Texas designees for 2017 are:
- Downtown McKinney
- North Richland Hills – HomeTown
- Georgetown Town Square
- San Angelo River Walk
- Springtown Tabernacle
For more information about the 2017 Great Places in Texas, as well as a list of the Great Places in America designees located in the state, visit http://www.txplanning.org/great-places-in-texas/.