Phil Hardberger recently announced $3 million in donations for the Land Bridge. The three donors, each giving $1 million, are Phil and Linda Hardberger, the Klesse Foundation (Bill and Margie Klesse), and the Voelcker Fund. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff announced that he is working to secure $1 million in County funds for the bridge.
The announcements were made May 9, at a press conference at the PHP Urban Ecology Center. Invited guests included Judge Wolff, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett, and City Councilman Ron Nirenberg, as well as members of the PHP Conservancy Board of Directors.
The funds, along with the $5 million the Conservancy had previously raised and the $13 million included in the City of San Antonio Bond passed May 6, bring the total secured for the Land Bridge to $22 million. The project is expected to cost $23 million.
Former Mayor Hardberger, President of the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, said that he expects the Conservancy to raise the remaining $1 million by the end of the year and hopes that the City will break ground on the Land Bridge in January 2018.
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