The Woodbridge community will receive an award for its dedication in revitalization the historic business district on Lower Sacramento Road.
The town's Municipal Advisory Council was notified recently that it will receive the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Award for its leadership in improving the business area, accenting its 19th-century structures.
MAC member Lita Wallach submitted the nomination, "Woodbridge — a community of collaboration," to the regional organization, a coalition of city and county governments from San Joaquin to Kern county.
In her nomination, Wallach wrote about how Woodbridge residents often debated heatedly about issues such as road improvements.
"Like living in a large family, some MAC community meetings sometimes felt like a constant battle for attention, Wallach wrote.
But now, the community has tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly streets, safe two-lane roads, design guidelines through San Joaquin County, a roundabout, diversion of big rigs from Woodbridge, pedestrian crosswalks for children walking to and from Woodbridge Elementary School, Wallach said. She added that the light fixtures on Lower Sacramento Road reflects the historical design.
MAC chairman Tasso Kandris will accept the blueprint award Oct. 7 in Modesto. He plans to place an extensive overview of the project with several pictures at the Woodbridge Post Office for public display.
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