Reblogging this. In it’s heyday, downtown Rilla was quite fabulous. It still is, just needs some cobwebs wiped away.
Potter County is on board, finally, with a plan that is supposed to get downtown Amarillo’s rebirth started. Maybe. Eventually. Or will it ever get done?
County commissioners voted 3-2 Monday to grant a 10-year tax abatement for the Coca-Cola distribution plant, which will relocate to a business park near Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.
Now construction can begin — one should hope — on a new ballpark downtown that will go where the current Coke distribution plant is located.
Given the closeness of the vote on the commission, one understands the contentiousness of this issue.
City planners had hoped, I’m guessing, to be a lot farther along on this project than they have gotten.
The County Courthouse project is done; the city has rebuilt some curbs at intersections; it has knocked down the old jail; it has welcomed a downtown business hotel in the old Fisk Building; a…
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