BCPI is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to protect and enhance Blanchardville’s historically and culturally significant downtown commercial area, which consists of buildings dating back to the early beginnings of the village and house diverse businesses vital to the life of the community.
BCPI was formed in 1997 when the existence of Blanchardville’s traditional commercial district was threatened by the increasing disappearance of downtown merchants which rendered the community vulnerable to deterioration and ultimately, the loss of structures and sites important to its historic character. BCPI seeks to reverse this trend by undertaking activities designed to preserve its traditional downtown area as a healthy economically vital center of commerce and social activity and to promote preservation, rehabilitation and reuse of the commercial, civic and residential buildings in the traditional business district.
Blanchardville Community Pride Incorporated
Paul Saether – President