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Council may not see view corridor after all

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Though they didn’t get a chance to discuss it in Tuesday’s abbreviated work session, it looks like City Council may withdraw a proposal to move forward with a Rosewood Park Capitol View Corridor. The proposed corridor, which would cut right through the Brackenridge property currently seeking bids for redevelopment, may be postponed until the very end of the year, according to a post from City Council Member Ora Houston’s office. Though Houston spearheaded the effort to extend the corridors east, in the interest of a more equitable distribution of enshrined views of our beloved Texas State Capitol, the post explains, “City staff and I have been in discussions with Central Health about the two potential Rosewood Park Capitol View Corridors. Central Health has agreed that it will go forward with the selection of a developer for the Brackenridge property immediately and will include in its Brackenridge Request for Proposals a request (1) that all proposers comment on the impact of the proposed Capitol View Corridors on the proposer’s development plan both as to economic impact on payments to Central Health and as to the impact of the CVC on the functional plan for development of the Central Health property; and (2) that each proposer should attempt to work with one of the proposed Capitol View Corridors in at least one version of its proposal. Central Health has indicated that it needs at least 6 months to complete the developer selection process.”

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