Joplin’s work with a Texas firm to redevelop the city won unanimous approval Monday night from the City Council.
“This means the city is taking the next step in rebuilding and redeveloping” from 2011’s historic tornado, said Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean.
“I think it’s a historic night in Joplin,” said City Manager Mark Rohr.
The Wallace Bajjali Development Partners of Sugar Land, Texas, next Monday will outline $800 million worth of proposals ranging from housing construction to a performing arts complex at a work session of the council.
The council will be asked at its next regular meeting, set for July 16, to make some funding decisions that would allow the development firm to proceed, and then the developer will start posing its ideas and allow residents to have input, said David Wallace, chief executive officer.
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Stuff the Bus, area school supply drive, set for Friday and Saturday
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Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC
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Joplin school board reviews audit procedures
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