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After more than two decades of thwarted optimism, construction is finally scheduled to start on a major commercial development next to the Texas Rangers ballpark.
Work on the $250 million Texas Live! — featuring restaurants, sports bars, a hotel and convention space — is set to begin next week. Other more ambitious developments have been proposed since at least 2000, but each one failed. None made it this far.
"This announcement marks an important milestone for the city of Arlington, Texas Live! and its development team," Mayor Jeff Williams said in a written statement. "The Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies are delivering exactly as announced last month in their ongoing commitment to bringing a world-class, sports-anchored destination to Arlington in 2018."