The Rosenberg Development Corp. could be in its own building by the end of the year.

At the Rosenberg City Council meeting Tuesday, council members will consider awarding a bid for construction of the highly anticipated building.

Four bids were received in April.

City staff recommends the contract be awarded to base bidder Bass Construction Co., amounting to $927,000.

The Bass proposal calls for construction to be completed within 200 days.

According to city staff, funding would be allocated from the balances in the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) fund for $200,000 and the RDC fund for $585,000.

In 2019, Rosenberg City Council members entered into an agreement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department exchanging land and land usage to secure a site for the proposed RDC building. The location is adjacent to the Rosenberg Civic and Convention Center, 3825 SH 36.

TP&WD criteria requires the replacement land adjacent to Riverbend Park be of equal or greater value than the land being removed from parkland. City staff negotiated to remove the parkland dedication restriction from 1.867 acres near the civic center and to substitute 5.1 acres adjacent to Riverbend Park in its place.

The RDC board has been holding its meetings in the civic center.

In other business, council members will consider authorizing the purchase of a multipurpose 20-by-40-foot tent in the amount of $7,000.

This item was placed on the agenda by Mayor Bill Benton.

According to city staff, this tent would be used for city-sponsored events like the Family Fourth Celebration, Rosenberg Christmas Nights and National Night Out.

Currently, the city coordinates with the RDC for use of the corporation’s tent.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 2110 Fourth St.

Citizens will be allowed to attend council meetings, but must first be screened for symptoms associated with COVID-19, including a temperature check; and wear a protective mask while in Rosenberg City Hall.

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