City Hall has been incredibly quiet about the Humann Foundation proposal for Fair Park. We thought it would be on the agenda last Wednesday, when the City harangued the budget. In fact, money is in the new city budget for the Foundation’s first year.
But no word. We assume, that is, I assume, that the three City Council peeps assigned to hammer out the contract that was unappealing to the City Council August 30 are still working away.
Or this could be the reason. Mayor Rawlings has received an email from at least one developer (that we know of) asking for 30 days to get another proposal on the table:
From: Monte Anderson <email@example.com>
Date: September 20, 2016 at 3:56:26 PM CDT
To: Mike Rawlings <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Request to Submit Proposal for Fair Park
Dear Mayor Rawlings,
Michael Jenkins and I have put together a team to present an alternative proposal for the management of Fair Park. We think we can improve upon the economics of the Humann Plan that is currently being considered.
We are asking you for 30 days to present our proposal.
Options Real Estate
Whoa Nelly: is this another plan for Fair Park that might include a park from the get go?
When it comes to developers who have had incredible success developing real estate in the not so savory neighborhoods of Dallas, the name Monte Anderson comes to mind rapidly. (more…)