Solar Power Deal Finalized with NRG Energy

The sale of a 154-megawatt photovoltaic solar project to NRG Energy last week moves the City of Georgetown electric utility a step closer to a 100 percent renewable energy supply. The PV solar electricity plant near Fort Stockton will supply energy to Georgetown through a 25-year purchased-power agreement that starts in July 2018. The solar … Continue reading “Solar Power Deal Finalized with NRG Energy”

What’s Next in Downtown? Breakfast Bites on November 16

What’s Next in Downtown? is the topic for the next Breakfast Bites quarterly meeting on November 16. Breakfast Bites is a quarterly business development event sponsored by the Georgetown Main Street Program. The November 16 event features Michaela Dollar and Andreina Davila-Quintero, two City of Georgetown employees, who will talk about the City’s plan for … Continue reading “What’s Next in Downtown? Breakfast Bites on November 16”

Rentsch Brewery Set to Expand Operations

After a year in business, Georgetown’s first brewery can’t keep up with demand and is set for a major expansion. Rentsch Brewery at 2500 NE Inner Loop is planning to triple its building footprint and increase production by ten-fold. In addition, the craft brewery plans to add an outdoor beer garden where patrons can socialize … Continue reading “Rentsch Brewery Set to Expand Operations”

Georgetown Sheraton Hotel Opens

Officials cut a big blue ribbon yesterday to mark the opening of the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center. The 222-room full-service hotel and conference center is at the Summit at Rivery Park development on Interstate 35. The hotel includes 30,000 square feet of meeting space with a 16,000-square-foot ballroom, four breakout rooms, and … Continue reading “Georgetown Sheraton Hotel Opens”

Michaela Dollar to Lead Economic Development for Georgetown

An economic development professional from Round Rock will lead business recruitment and retention efforts as the economic development director for the City of Georgetown. Michaela Dollar starts in the position on August 8. Dollar has eleven years of experience working for economic development organizations in Texas and Florida. Her role in business recruitment, retention, and … Continue reading “Michaela Dollar to Lead Economic Development for Georgetown”

Downtown Retail Workshop on June 16

A downtown workshop to focus on the commercial downtown area for the Retail Strategy and Recruitment Plan for Georgetown will be hosted by the City of Georgetown and Catalyst Commercial on June 16. The City of Georgetown and the Georgetown Economic Development Corporation (GEDCO) have partnered with Catalyst Commercial, a leading expert in retail recruitment, … Continue reading “Downtown Retail Workshop on June 16”

Airport Master Plan Update Funded

The City of Georgetown is beginning an update process for the Airport Master Plan for the Georgetown Municipal Airport. The City Council approved a project participation agreement at their regular meeting Tuesday night. Funding for the project is being provided through a 90/10 matching grant program administered by the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division … Continue reading “Airport Master Plan Update Funded”

Georgetown Main Street Program Commended

Georgetown was recently commended by the Texas Historical Commission for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 58 in Texas to be recognized this year. Cities were recognized at the winter meeting on February 10 of the Texas Main Street Program, which is a program of the Texas Historical Commission. As … Continue reading “Georgetown Main Street Program Commended”

Tamiro Plaza Phase 2 Features Residential and Retail

A new four-story project in downtown Georgetown with retail, office, and residential components was announced on Friday. Tamiro Plaza Phase 2, a 60,000 square foot structure, will be one of the largest mixed-use projects in Georgetown. The project is adjacent to the four-story Tamiro Plaza phase 1 office and retail building that opened in 2008. … Continue reading “Tamiro Plaza Phase 2 Features Residential and Retail”

Assistant City Manager to Lead Development for Georgetown

A deputy city manager from Centennial, Colorado, has been chosen as the new assistant city manager for the City of Georgetown. Wayne Reed will lead development-related departments in his new position with the City, which he will start on January 25. Reed was the top choice from a pool of 130 applicants from 27 states … Continue reading “Assistant City Manager to Lead Development for Georgetown”

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