City projects lending modern appeal to Burnet

The long-awaited Badger Building renovation is finally coming to its conclusion. Wedding Oak Winery is slated to occupy the space in early fall. If you have had a chance to drive by, you will see that the windows are all in and the masonry work is almost complete. Inside, most of the walls are painted, light fixtures are installed and many of the decorative features are either installed or onsite. It will be a wonderful attraction for the square and for Burnet in general. The Burnet Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), and the City of Burnet who assisted with the project, should be proud of this endeavor. Also, many thanks to the Robertson family who donated the building to the BEDC. Once the project is completed, the Jackson Street parking lot will once again be open to the public and will have a connecting pathway to the Vandeveer Street Parking Lot to facilitate ease of access.

Another major project about to kick off is the construction of the new Police Station which will be located adjacent to the Central Fire Station on Highway 281 south. Construction is expected to begin in the next couple of months. Kudos to the Police Station Committee members who have invested a lot of time and energy to bring this project to fruition. The facility has addressed an important need.

Burnet is a growing community. Several new businesses have either recently opened or are under construction. In addition, the efforts of existing businesses to maintain or even spiff up their facades hasn’t gone unnoticed. This keeps Burnet looking modern and clean. Thanks to you guys for your endeavors. Working together to put our best face forward is a win-win for everyone. You guys have set the benchmark showing that you don’t have to have a brand-new building to make a great impression.

The City recently hosted a ground breaking ceremony for a new Baylor Scott and White clinic in the Eastside Commercial Park on Highway 29 East. Utilities and roadways in the commercial park are currently being installed with construction for the clinic beginning shortly thereafter. The BEDC expects the development to attract other businesses as the project moves forward.

These are exciting times as Burnet continues to expand and develop. Keeping our home town feel while still providing amenities requested by the citizens is the goal of the both the BEDC and the City.

Mayor Crista Goble Bromley

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