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Livable Communities
Intermodal Transportation Committee
by Jim Guidry
Friday, September 17, 2010

John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation told the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee that negotiations are continuing with the Brown Family Trust for purchase of the parking lot at the northeast corner of 25th Street and The Strand in order to erect a Downtown Transportation Terminal. Listen: ReadlPlayer  MP3

“The city council at its last meeting approved the letter of intent between the city and Mitchell Historic Properties for the Mitchell group to develop the terminal on behalf of the city on property they will be purchasing from the Brown Family Trust,” Carrara said.

“It hasn’t closed yet,” reported Jeff Brown, a member of the Brown family who also serves on the ITC.

Carrara said that Mitchell will be issuing a requests for qualifications for an architectural team to design the facility that will include a parking garage and other amenities.

The project is part of the Livable Communities Initiative, which is being overseen by the ITC.

Jonathan Hale of Gulf Copper Corporation updated the committee on his project to install a bicycle path on the abandoned railroad tracks on the Pelican Island Causeway. Listen: RealPlayer  MP3

Hale said that the Navigation District 1 Board of Commissioners, which owns the bridge, is supportive of the program but wants some other entity to assume the insurance liability for the project.
 






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