Painting of Placerville Delayed and Cut Back
Main Street in Placerville was one of the 20 main streets chosen nationwide to be painted by Benjamin Moore as part of their “Paint What Matters” campaign. Business and property owners have been waiting to find out when the painting will commence, how it will be done and which buildings will be painted.
On Jan. 28, a meeting between Benjamin Moore Paint Co. production representative Eric Guerra and Paint What Matters committee members Matt Boyer, Lisa Crummet and City Councilwoman Wendy Thomas helped identify some of the nuts and bolts of the project.
On Jan 31, it was reported that Project Manager Matt Boye said,
“The kick-off date is April 14, 15 or 16,. We’re planning some kick-off activities to make it special.”
But before a month had passed the "nuts & bolts" have changed. This was posted on the PDA project website this week.
Here is the latest information about the Main Street Matters project based on our MSM Committee's conference call with Benjamin Moore representatives on 2/25/14:
- Previously, the anticipated schedule was to begin painting in late April, with completion scheduled for mid-May.
- The revised schedule is for painting to begin at the beginning of June, with completion in mid-June.
- Rather than separate "Kick-off" and "final reveal" celebrations, Benjamin Moore is going to invest its resources in a significant celebration that has been scheduled for Saturday, June 21, in the late afternoon. More details to follow.
- Tentatively, Benjamin Moore representatives will be in town in mid-April to confirm the final scope of their project and to coordinate with the affected property owners on color palette and other details.
Reminder – the second Community Meeting will be March 24 from 7-9 pm at the El Dorado County Office of Education (see the 2/17/14 update, below).
Due to the change of the date of the "final reveal" celebration, the MayBe Parade and the reveal celebration will not be combined. The MayBe Parade will be combined with the May 17 Third Saturday ArtWalk and will be on the sidewalks and around the area of the Bell Tower (Main Street will not be closed).
For more information, visit the Placerville Downtown Association Website at http://www.placerville-downtown.org/PVMainStMatters.html