College Station Bond Proposal for 2008

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

The College Station of the future would be much greener with less traffic problems.

Street Improvements, parks, a new community center and city hall are all part of the city's proposed $100,000,000 bond package.

Here's a look at what voters could be deciding on in the November elections and what the projects would cost:

--Proposition No. 1
The first proposition would include more and upgraded traffic signals, road widening and sidewalks and more hike and bike trails. It is expected to cost $48,775,000.

--Proposition No. 2
As the city grows so does the need for more books, areas to research and an expanded and improved library. The second proposition has a price tag of $8,385,000.

--Proposition # 3
The eastern area of University Drive has virtually exploded with hotels and new places to eat. The city would like to build a new fire station much closer to the action. The proposition for this fire station will cost $6,990,000.

--Proposition # 4
The fourth proposition is all about parks. From neighborhood parks, to Central Park, to a new skateboard park and a nature center, you will be seeing plenty of green spaces in College Station. But that green will cost some green: $12,790,000.

--Proposition # 5
The fifth proposition would include a new community center. For $7,000,000, the city would have the center built, landscaped and furnished.

--Proposition #6
Finally, College Station has outgrown its city hall. There is no more room to expand and the building can't take another floor. So, according to city staffers, a new one is needed. This state-of-the-art facility would cost $26,000,000.

All of these projects except one would be paid for by bonds College Station would take out to fund them. The city hall project would raise rates 4.5 cents per $100 of assessed value. In other words, a $100,000 home would see a tax increase of $45 per year.

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