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Old Posted Nov 9, 2009, 7:21 PM
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Originally Posted by tgannaway89 View Post
Is this project waiting on the new public safety HQ? It will include the adjacent fire HQ once the new one opens.
I believe there are 2 "old" Fire HQ's. The older one is across from Municipal Auditorium and is no longer used. The soon-to-be old one, the current one, is across from The Bonham Exchange, where the new 6 story Marriott is set to be built. The trucks will move to Cherry St. and the HQ's will move into the new public safety HQ's.
So I think this project is just waiting on funding. I'll find the article.

Here it is:

September 25, 2009

The Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation has been charged with securing the rest of the funds necessary to construct the new center — $35 million in non-taxpayer money.

Smith says $10 million of that $35 million will be used to create an endowment for the center. He says AT&T Inc. has already pledged $5 million toward the total amount needed.

“What remains is that $30 million delta,” Smith explains. “And because of the recession, we decided it was not a good time to go out and start asking people to write checks.”

The risk of making the ask now: Smaller checks.


Smith says, depending on market conditions, the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation could exit its quiet period and launch a full-blown fund-raising campaign late this year or in early 2010, when potential donors are in a more charitable mood.

Fortunately, Smith explains, some significant funding is already in place, courtesy of taxpayers and AT&T Inc. He expects that construction crews can begin work on the auditorium by June 2011. His goal is to open the doors to the new center by September 2013.
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