Construction of Chaparral Complete, City Holds Block Party To Celebrate

For the past 17 months Chaparral Street has been under construction.

The project is complete with new brick pavers, landscaping and widened sidewalks, which was all paid for with a voter approved 2008 bond.

In order to celebrate the finished project the city will hold a grand opening with a block party on Chaparral Street in conjunction with the First Friday ArtWalk at 5 p.m. Friday.

Vendors, musicians, live artists and other entertainment will all be part of the block party and ArtWalk which will also take place on La Retama Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Business owners on Chaparral Street are also pleased with the completion of the construction. Richard Lomax with Water Street says it was a difficult 17 months, but says they look forward to the benefits of the project in the long run.


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