Plainview Downtown Restoration

Restoring the Buildings and Businesses of the Plainview Texas Historic Main Street District  

Current Projects:


Please note: We are now able to accept tax free donations for restoration of the Skaggs Building.

Your gifts should be made out to "Plainview Downtown Restoration",  note "Skaggs Building Restoration" in the lower left corner, and mail to

Blair Willson

2223 17th St.

Lubbock, TX 79401

Notice:  The Community Foundation of West Texas honored us on April 12, 2017 with an award for achievement in the areas of Civic, Social and Economic Development...so very grateful!


Skaggs Building / 701 Broadway:

The Skaggs building was recently gifted to us!.  The former owner's belief in our dream of restoring the downtown historic district with this gift is greatly appreciated:  such a wonderful gesture that will make a difference to many beginning entrepreneurs, artisans, craftsmen, and musicians. This building will soon be the new home of PDR, as well as give us a venue to foster several new businesses.   The following link describes the transfer of ownership:

http://www.myplainview.com/news/article_5473c2d2-955d-11e5-97d5-17a915a4a022.html

We are currently doing repairs and upgrades, and will soon open the first floor again!  Your gifts of money, labor, materials, and equipment will speed this process!  Please consider a gift!  blairwillson@aol.com


November 18, 2016:  Such a wonderful gift given to us today by the Plainview Area Endowment...this will enable us to continue maintenance and upgrades required to obtain a certificate of occupancy for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems!

http://www.myplainview.com/news/article/Plainview-Area-Endowment-distributes-21-100-10624036.php


Community Foundation of West Texas Grant article in the Plainview Herald:

plainviewdailyherald.tx.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=423e0fd1b


Josie Musico Article in the AJ:

http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2017-01-02/restoration-project-tackles-downtown-plainview-building


Plainview Herald article 3-16-17


http://plainviewdailyherald.tx.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=144ad2a0d


Skaggs Building Restoration

Project Manager:  Blair Willson (blairwillson@aol.com)

{volunteer position)


Downtown Bus Tours:
http://www.myplainview.com/news/article/Day-trip-bringing-tourists-to-Plainview-10948998.php



MRE Capital was awarded state tax credits for housing on 7-28-16.  They will begin construction this fall, and finish in 2018.  Ranada and her team did a wonderful job of attracting attention to the Hilton, and their tenacity paid off....many thanks, Ranada!!


Hilton Hotel Acquisition and Restoration:


Project Milestones:

January 2014:  Started window scenes campaign for summer 2014.

February 2014: Applied with the National  Trust for Historic Preservation as a candidate for placement  on a list as one of eleven most endangered historic places in the United States for year 2014.  (Our project was not selected.)

June 2014:  Begin exterior work at the entry.

July 25, 2014:  Front entry summer restoration is completed in time for the KCBD Community series...congratulations to the Hilton team for an amazing job done.

July 28, 2016:  MRE Capital was awarded tax credits for renovation and development of the Hotel into housing.


Here are links to some of the media coverage:


Plainview Herald:

http://www.myplainview.com/news/article_e3285372-12bd-11e4-9e7d-0019bb2963f4.html


http://www.myplainview.com/news/article_f3fee4cc-0d4a-11e4-acad-0019bb2963f4.html


http://www.myplainview.com/news/article_d9b53f92-0496-11e4-b6c5-001a4bcf887a.html


http://www.myplainview.com/news/article_9b59c64a-3d1d-11e4-9d38-b310ac11be6f.html


plainviewdailyherald.tx.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=0bd41bda3


http://www.myplainview.com/lifestyles/article_2bfbcc06-90fd-11e4-9374-d760f9d394fc.html


KCBD:

http://www.kcbd.com/story/26097256/group-working-to-restore-hilton-hotel-in-plainview



Restoring a Landmark (editorial):

http://www.myplainview.com/news/article_cab0fd8e-1caa-11e4-94a6-0019bb2963f4.html


Train museum at the depot:

Acquire use of the city owned depot and nearby warehouse as well as gifts for establishment of starting a train museum.


Madam Queen update:  The City of Amarillo has cancelled the RFP for transfer of ownership of SF 5000.  For now, it will remain where it is.