Bryan Business Receives Award At
2021 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards
Information + images courtesy of Destination Bryan
The Dechiro Lofts in Downtown Bryan won the Best New Construction in a population over 50,000 award at the 2021 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Annual President’s Awards in Denton, TX last week. For over 35 years the awards program, sponsored by the Texas Downtown Association, has recognized outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns. The Best New Construction Award recognizes excellence in new construction in downtowns or commercial districts.
The Dechiro Lofts were developed by Bryan natives, Sarah Norman and Katie Neason of Renovation Wranglers. Renovation Wranglers is a mother daughter duo with a passion to grow and revitalize their hometown. Since 2010 they have renovated over 50 neglected homes, developed infill urban housing and rehabbed dilapidated historic buildings all in Bryan.
“It was an absolute honor just to be nominated for such a prestigious award, much less win,” said Katie Neason, Co-Found of Renovation Wranglers. “Our passion is fanning the flames of a hometown revival that was started by many before us. To be recognized for it was an unexpected blessing.”
TDA was established in 1985 to connect and serve communities that are committed to downtown vitality. The organization is an independent, statewide, nonprofit organization that represents cities and towns of all sizes, economic development corporations, chambers of commerce, small business groups and owners, and individuals.
The judges for the award entries were Kennedy Colombo, Jackson Galloway FGM Architects; Karen Dickson, Lower Colorado River Authority; Tim Hair, Dunaway Associates; and Martin Sanchez, The Sanchez Group
For more information about the President’s Awards, the Texas Downtown Conference, or other programs of the Texas Downtown Association, please visit www.texasdowntown.org.