Brownwood City Council members will consider approving a resolution Tuesday to acquire six parcels of property, including initiating eminent domain proceedings if necessary, for the Market Place Boulevard Extension Project.
City officials have negotiated with one or more of the property owners and have been unable to reach a price on selling the property to the city, an agenda item briefing sheet states.
The Market Place Extension Project will provide a parallel route to Commerce Street and will consist of the construction of a 2,755-foot extension from the northeast corner of the Home Depot property to Riverside Park Drive.
In other business Tuesday, council members will conduct public hearings and consider approving ordinances on first readings on rezoning requests including:
• 34.5 acres at 1811 Shaw from R-1 Single Family Residential to A-1 Agricultural.
• 124.5 acres at the intersection of FM 45 and Indian Creek Road from A-1 Agricultural District to M-1 Restricted Industrial District.
• 3.9 acres in the 2000 block of Indian Creek Road from R-1 Single Family Residential District to C-1 Local Business District.
Also Tuesday, council members will hear reports on drought conditions, and budget work sessions. At the end of the meeting, Fire Chief Del Albright's head will be shaved as Albright joins other firefighters in raising funds and showing support for firefighter Jake Landess, who is undergoing treatments for leukemia.