By KAYLEIGH SOMMER Staff Writer | Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 10:49 pm
SAN BENITO — The city’s Economic Development Corporation conducted its second open house meeting this week at the City Annex Building to discuss plans for the Resaca Walk.
Five alternative designs for the Resaca Walk’s conceptual master plan were blown up and on display for the public.
“It will be one of these five,” EDC Board Member Rene Garcia said of the final master plan.
The EDC Board and City Commission selected Gignac & Associates of Corpus Christi and Harlingen to develop the master plan.
Gignac is the same firm that planned the McAllen Convention Center and retail development site.
At a town hall meeting last week, Todd Meyer, Gignac director of planning, presented the vision for the Resaca Walk with the five alternatives and the various layouts of future buildings.
“SWA Group is delighted to be working with the San Benito Economic Development Corporation and Gignac Architects to create a master plan for the Resaca Walk site,” Meyer said. “We recognize the importance of this exciting project, which we anticipate will become a regional destination that will feature the new museum and other entertainment and leisure opportunities. As designers, our goal is to create a place that reflects the local culture, is fun for people of all ages to visit often, encourages social interaction, drives economic development, enhances the local ecology and becomes a symbol of local pride.”