Tony Becerra Park could get a $60,000 makeover.
At Wednesday’s Rosenberg Development Corp. meeting, board members will discuss a proposed improvement project for Tony Becerra Park, located at 2000 Ave. A.
According to city staff, the Parks and Recreation department has proposed a project that would include an additional concrete pad, shade structure and picnic tables to enhance the park.
The RDC designated $50,000 toward park improvement for fiscal year 2021.
The proposed improvements include a $37,000 shaded structure. City staff anticipates with the concrete pad an picnic tables, the total could be up to $60,000.
There is $11,000 in RDC park improvement funds leftover from FY2020, with an additional $50,000 from this year’s budget.
City staff is recommending all $61,000 go toward this project.
Executive Director Jeremy Heath will also provide updates on the sales tax report, unemployment rate in the city, new house starts, marketing efforts and other forthcoming projects.
In other business, board members will hold a public hearing regarding the designation of a $1.15 million project.
The project consists of a traffic signal installation at Commercial Drive and Town Center Boulevard, and landscaping and signage improvements in the area.
State law requires that economic development corporations formally designate projects by published notice, and then wait 60 days following publication to expend funds on the designated projects. The public notice was published in the Fort Bend Herald on May 16.
The RDC is funded by a one-half cent sales tax.
The board engages in projects related to primary job creation in the city.
This month’s meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the RDC’s new building, located at 3829 SH 36.
Citizens will be allowed to attend the meeting, but must first be screened for symptoms associated with COVID-19, including a temperature check; and must wear a protective mask while in the Civic Center.
Members of the public can sign up to speak in-person prior to the meeting, or can submit comments to the RDC by emailing comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.