Brownwood City Council members authorized $300,000 Tuesday — half from the city and half form the Brownwood Municipal Development District — to assist with infrastructure for the South Hampton Phase III housing development.
    The funding is contingent on the developer, LAST4EVER INVESTMENTS, LLC, purchasing the land for the project.
    The city’s portion will be in-kind services of design and engineering of the street, installing of water and sewer lines and cost of material, and $75,000 toward the construction of the street, curb and gutter. Funds for the project will come from a 2016 Certificates of Obligation and the current city utilities budget.
    LAST4EVER INVESTMENTS, LLC requested assistance from the city and BMDD to assist in the funding or in the construction of infrastructure.
    The developer must plat the land into 34 single family residential lots and build the street.. The homes must be a minimum of 1,300 square feet, and at least one-third of the lots must be available to sell to the public or other builders, according to the agreement between the developer and the city.
    In other business, council members:
    • Approved an ordinance on first reading to close and abandon a portion of the right-of-way along a vacant lot Union Presbyterian Church owns in the 400 block of East Depot. The church uses the lot as a playground and wants to enclose the area with a fence.
    • Gave finally approval to an ordinance to close a portion of Dublin Street between properties the petitioner owns.