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Former service station, Corner of Grand and Bond

Potential site for a 50s-style diner.

Children's Park, 106 W. Oak St.

Expand children's park by using the lot where the former nursing home is located.

Downtown Sidewalk, 100 Block of Grand Ave.

Sidewalks need to be repaired and made more accessible.

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Grand Cafe, 120 W Grand Ave.

Seeking new owners to reopen.

Kalos, 108 W Grand Ave.

Potential site for a coffee shop.

Carl's Sausage, 121 N Bond St.

This property is on a list for eventual demolition to make way for new use.

Pettit's Grocery, 228 W Grand Ave.

The REFRESH team is looking at this building for a potential youth center.

What is REFRESH?

Students at Whitewright High School established REFRESH to "refresh" our town and provide more amenities to our community.  It is a student-led project to repurpose existing properties and renew the town.

Projects under consideration include: (UPDATED March 2018)

  • Roller rink
  • Festivals (music, movies, street dances, children's events) - Planning in progress for downtown events.
  • Coffee shop/arcade
  • Expand children's park - Equipment purchased to be installed in 2018.
  • Swimming pool - The 4B board is adding a splash pad to the Children's Park.
  • Improve sidewalks - A 1.2 million dollar grant from TXDOT will repair sidewalks in the 100 W Grand block, and the south side of 100 E Grand. A new sidewalk will connect the school campus to Downtown. Preliminary work will begin in 2018.

The 2016-17 REFRESH Team: Grayson Hinkle, Avery Moore, and Ashley Bray.