On January 8, 2015 I attended the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, where the city of Boerne’s executive team presented their annual “State of the City” address. Boerne has always been a wonderful place, and the changes coming in 2015 are going to make this city an even better location to live, work, and play.
Over 4,700 home sites now available
Whether you want to live in the heart of town or want a little space to spread out, I know you can find your perfect home site in Boerne.
The city is making enhancements to public utilities like electricity, natural gas, wastewater, and a water reuse plan and conservation effort that could allow for a future population of up to 40,000. In addition, property taxes have remained stable for several years.
$50 million in roadway improvements
Construction on both Herff Road and I-10’s frontage road is projected to finish up this year, as are the half-million dollar improvements to School Street and part of Highway 46’s expansion. This means better roads, easier traffic flow, and more opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy our little slice of heaven.
Quality of life initiatives
Our new digital library kicked off in mid-January, but there’s still plenty more on the horizon:
- Building the library amphitheater
- Finishing up the highway 46 E gateway
- Putting a public art program plan into action
- Rehabilitating the Old No. 9 Trail
I love all of these plans because they give residents like me more ways to enjoy all the culture and nature of the Texas Hill Country — right in my own backyard.
High-speed Internet in every home and business
Thanks to GVTC’s GigaRegion initiative, Boerne is bringing high-speed Internet to all homes and businesses in the city limits within the next 24 months.
Not only will this make it easier to stream videos and check our email from home, the initiative will boost economic growth, strengthen communication among emergency services, and give local students access to the latest technology.
Want to know more?
The city’s executive team did a great job of putting together this presentation, and I’m excited to see what’s in store for Boerne in 2015!
You can get your own PDF copy of the 2015 State of the City by emailing Pamela Bransford at firstname.lastname@example.org