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The City of Pleasanton is inviting all residents to please attend a public meeting virtually on Wednesday or in-person on Thursday to hear about the new Public Market that will be built where the old elementary school resides on Main Street.

This Public Market is part of Phase ll of the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Phase l was our beautiful park which has brought so much to our city. First and foremost, the Pleasanton Parks and Recreation department is first-rate fantastic. They continually have a great roster of happenings for all ages and abilities at the park. The Pleasanton River Park provides a safe place to connect and gather with family, friends and community. It promotes community wellness and encourages activity in adults and children. It improves property values and attracts new residents to our town. Quite simply the Pleasanton River Park has and will continue to strengthen our community.

With all that in mind, let’s expect the best out of Phase ll of the Pleasanton Park Master Plan. The new Public Market is being designed by LPA Design Studios, but not first without YOUR input. Please come be a part of the creation of this indoor and outdoor space which could revitalize the heart of our community – Main Street – by attending one of the meetings on Wednesday or Thursday. We have longed for a revitalization of Main Street. We need this economic boost in our community and the city has plans for this to be smart growth that brings benefits for all including current retailers and restaurants.

Scan the QR code above to join the virtual presentation of the Public Market on March 3 at 7 p.m.

Scan the QR code above to join the virtual presentation of the Public Market on March 3 at 7 p.m.

The vibe of the Public Market is supposed to bring a similar feel but on a small-town scale as the Pearl Brewery and The Shops at La Cantera. What a great place for people of all ages to connect and socialize locally. For those that said on social media there goes our small-town feeling, I say no! We deserve a larger variety of places to eat, shop and play while still fully enjoying and staying loyal to the ones who are our hometown favorites. I feel strongly that this public market will be a winning situation for our community while also boosting traffic to existing businesses in town. The Public Market could be the answer to the revitalization we have all dreamed of happening on Main Street. To attend the virtual meeting please scan the QR code in this column. It is easy to join. An in-person presentation will be held on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Pleasanton Civic Center, 115 N. Main St., Pleasanton, Texas 78064. LPA Design Studios will provide an update on the master plan development and a forum for comments. Both the virtual and the in-person meetings at the Pleasanton Civic Center will be interactive and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share comments. Hope to see you there.

NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES is the Publisher and Managing Editor of the Pleasanton Express. You may reach her at

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