ArtVandelay wrote:Does anyone know what happened at CPC today? It looked like some of the plan commissioners seem hell bent on killing this deal. What a shame. No wonder we are losing businesses to Plano, Frisco and Irving at every turn.
What the hell...why??
The majority of the thoroughfare amendments proposed to facilitate the development of the AT&T Discovery district were approved. Changes to Commerce, Jackson and Wood from Ervay to Cesar Chavez were not approved.
-Jackson from Browder to 5 AT&T Plaza and Akard from Jackson to Wood will be closed to create the Discovery District.
-Commerce from Houston to Ervay will be reduced to three lanes
-Jackson from Field to Griffin will become two-way
-Wood from Griffin to Ervay will become two-way
The only Commissioner to vote against the AT&T Discovery District was D2 Commissioner Mark Reives (several commissioners recused themselves from the public hearing due to conflicts).
It's interesting Mr. Reives was against the proposal because when he was fighting to stop Pie Tap from opening on Henderson Ave he said he "strongly believed in neighborhood self determination." The AT&T Discovery District plan was overwhelmingly supported by the downtown neighborhood.
It now goes to a full council vote for ordinance adoption.