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Kemah City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve items related to acquiring more than a mile of street right-of-way and entering an economic development agreement for a new retail project in the city.

The city council had voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding for the acquisition of part of an approximately 88-acre tract of land located roughly at the corner of State Highway 96 and State Highway 146.

The city council also approved negotiations for an economic development agreement for a project located on a tract of land west of the Wal-Mart, and for an economic development agreement for approximately 33.47 acres.

One of the properties is under contract to GBT Realty for the construction of an approximately 80,000 square foot retail facility, with construction to begin in May. News Release

The city council voted unanimously to award a contract to SWA Houston for design services related to the city parking lot improvements at Sixth Street and Bradford.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an expenditure of funds by the Kemah Community Development Corporation in relation to the coordination of the Fourth of July Activities with the Kemah Boardwalk.

The city council voted unanimously to approve an expenditure of funds by the KCDC for a five-year strategic plan.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda




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