Questions Surround Details of Proposed CS City Hall

By: Kristen Ross Email
By: Kristen Ross Email

There were more questions than answers Tuesday afternoon when it came to a proposed new city hall in College Station.

Although city staff was looking for more direction to move forward with the project, council members thought a more detailed look at the project was needed before they signed off on many specific details or presented the estimated $30.6 million project to voters.

"One, this will be the biggest project this city has ever built in terms of dollars, said College Station Councilmember John Crompton. "Number two, the perception will be it will not improve their quality of life one iota. With these two facets in place, the conclusion they will draw is we don't want to support this."

The proposed city hall would be nearly 75,000 square feet in size. The proposal presented to council would place the project near Krenek Tap Road and Dartmouth.

The council also had mixed reviews when it came to placing a convention center within the overall city hall project.

While the land they would use would be free and save the city between $7 million and $8 million, some council members believed it would be too far from the Texas A&M campus. Some believe the university will be a convention center's biggest selling point.


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