By Mallory Ragon
RED Development requested another continuance of their public hearing regarding the proposed Summit Place project. The city council heard a presentation from RED in early March for their Tax Increment Financing plan application. The council asked city staff to work with the applicant to modify the funding request and to further demonstrate public benefit of their proposed development. RED was scheduled to present these adjustments to the council at their March 20 regular session, but they requested a continuation of the process to May 15.
Councilmember Ed Cockrell expressed disappointment that they were not able to move the project forward, most notably since he will not be on the council in May. His term is expiring, with his spot to be filled on the April 8 election.
Councilmembers Brian Whitley and Kathy Hofmann, who are also exiting the council, agreed with Cockrell and wished the project and the incoming council luck.