Harlingen’s $8.5M Park Project Moves Forward
HARLINGEN – Harlingen commissioners approved the negotiations for a multi-million dollar park.
Officials said funding for the $8.5 million “Destination Park” project is already approved.
On Wednesday night, city commissioners unanimously approved a measure to negotiate and execute a contract for construction design and management with GMS Architects Inc. for the first phase.
GMS architects were chosen from among 12 companies who submitted proposals back in May.
According to a city commission agenda packet, the first phase of the Lon C. Hill Park improvements will include an entryway, center plaza, improvements and the closure of L and L ½ street, walkways, parking, a pavilion, restrooms, landscaping and site drainage.
The first phase of construction is estimated to cost $2.6 million.