BDF Spotlight

The Bryan Development Foundation Spotlight Award recipient for July is Peters Family Eyecare for its refurbishment of the building at 219 S. Main St. Pictured from left are Kevin Maynard, BDF board member; Ann Spangler, BDF board member; and Randy and Diane Peters.

In an effort to recognize local investment in buildings, landscaping and other improvements, the Bryan Development Foundation has created a monthly “Spotlight Award.”

July’s BDF Spotlight Award recipient is Peters Family Eyecare. The building at 219 S. Main St. took on a bright, clean look once Randy and Diane Peters expanded and transformed this space. After outgrowing their former location, the Peterses decided to revamp a building they owned in downtown Bryan by completely gutting and renovating 4,500 square feet of space. This work included expanding the existing structure, a new roof, facade, paint, windows, doors and more.

But the work the Peterses completed did not stop there. They also purchased the neighboring property and removed its gravel parking lot to create an open green space. They doubled the amount of available parking spaces and worked with the City of Bryan to upgrade area curbs, sidewalks and street lights.

Peters hired local contractors for the project, Welling Construction, G5 Architecture and Designer Beth Moore, keeping their investment monies local.

The Bryan Development Foundation’s mission is to enrich the community by encouraging economic activity, preservation and community pride. The BDF presents the Spotlight Award to a resident, business, industry or institution that has invested in new construction, preservation, restoration or beautification efforts in Bryan. Spotlight Award recipients are recognized by the BDF with a plaque and through social media and local news outlets.

The community is encouraged to submit Spotlight Award nominations at developbryan@gmail.com. Additional information on the Bryan Development Foundation is available on the BDF Facebook page and website www.bryandevelopment.org.

(Information courtesy of the Bryan Development Foundation)

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