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In Topic: 1972 WFAA report on rumors of the Tandy Center

04 January 2018 - 03:14 PM

A couple of things I have never seen before. Thanks for posting the master plan and that news clip..

In Topic: AC Marriott hotel @ 5th and Main

12 December 2017 - 03:03 PM

A hotel is not competition, it is very complimentary. In fact more are needed to support a hopeful growth in convention business and to offset frequent sellouts. 


The TIF position to reimburse for building transformers is also positive to future developments, arguably more positive for the larger developers who could more often take advantage of it.  The self serving route would have been to just let it go without discussion so as to be able to use it later without scrutiny.

In Topic: AC Marriott hotel @ 5th and Main

11 December 2017 - 01:30 PM

The opposite is actually the case.  The easiest and most self-serving route would be to just keep silent and not ask those questions. Take the hotel and the transformer reimbursements for future projects.

In Topic: Public Plazas and Pavilions

07 December 2017 - 12:07 AM

That said, Panther Island would make for a great residential neighborhood with minimal auto traffic.

Also making it a very well organized and complimentary use for the surrounding districts.

In Topic: AC Marriott hotel @ 5th and Main

06 December 2017 - 11:53 PM

The questions were intended to align the City policy with a unanimous desire to approve the project. The current City TIF policy says that TIF proceeds may not be used for an exclusively private purpose which this is. That was made very clear in the meeting as was full support for the project. The high cost of the double redundancy requirement in downtown is definitely a competitive disadvantage that needs to be addressed. The TIF policy should allow the board to simply say this is what is needed.. However, As it turns out, modifying the policy is not as simple as it sounds either. Edited.