Many of Georgetown’s Victorian-era commercial buildings on the Square included shops and offices on the first floor and apartments on the second floor. While a few second-floor residences remain, a new generation of downtown residences is emerging.
The Breakfast Bites panel Living Uptown in Downtown on September 16 will profile projects that offer residential living in Georgetown’s downtown district. Breakfast Bites is a quarterly business development event by the Georgetown Main Street Program. A number of downtown residential developers will be on the panel:
Sam Pfiester is a local developer who is planning a new residential town home project on the north side of the downtown area. Pfiester also is a partner in Monument Café and El Monumento, two restaurants in the downtown area. Sam and his wife Rebecca also live in the Old Town area near downtown.
Kent Collins is the developer of the 400 Main Street project, which is a redevelopment project that includes four townhomes and four single-family residences on Main Street on the north side of downtown.
Robert Choi is a partner in Tamiro Plaza, a multi-story commercial development on the north side of downtown that includes offices and two restaurants: Nancy’s Sky Garden and Uptown Social. A new phase of Tamiro Plaza will include residential units.
Justin Bohls is the owner of Union on Eighth, an event center on the east side of downtown in the former Conway Transmission shop. Justin and his wife Katy also live in an historic home in the Old Town area near downtown.
The moderator for the panel is Laurie Brewer, assistant city manager for the City of Georgetown and director of the Downtown and Community Services Division.
The event on Wednesday, September 16 is from 8:30 to 9:50 a.m. in the Friends Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth Street. Breakfast snacks, coffee, and drinks will be provided. Networking starts at 8 a.m.
Attendees should pre-register by contacting Shelly Hargrove, Main Street manager, by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 14 at email@example.com or (512) 930-2027. Main Street is a program of the City of Georgetown Downtown and Community Services Department.