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Harlingen’s $8.5M Park Project Moves Forward

2 years 5 months 1 week ago Thursday, October 19 2017 Oct 19, 2017 October 19, 2017 10:56 AM October 19, 2017 in News

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. 

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