Posted: Feb 12, 2013 3:45 PM by Melissa Schroeder - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Feb 12, 2013 6:45 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- A majority of Kings Crossing residents recently voted to revive the subdivsion's golf course.
Lets get you up to speed...about three years ago, the property owner closed the golf course and country club after business dropped.
Over the years, the course ended up in pretty bad shape and people living here are now looking to the city for help.
They've been meeting with city leaders to come up with a plan to bring back the golf course.
Gaylord Hoyt says it was his dream to live in Kings Crossing.
Now, he's not so sure.
The reporter asked, "Would you have moved to this location if you knew this was going to happen?"
Hoyt answered, "Well I don't know. I wanted to move badly from where I was living. The neighborhood was going down and my wife and I used to drive out there on Oso Parkway and never dreamed we'd live out here."
But there's hope things could turn around.
According to Kings Crossing attorney David Conoly, 80% percent of people who live here voted to create a tax district.
Those living in the 383 properties -- adjacent to the golf course -- would pay for the city to manage this as a public golf course.
Hoyt said, "Get our property values back and our home values back, we would really be happy about that."
Conoly says the shape of the golf course has caused some property values in the area to go down by thousands of dollars.
For changes to happen, the city council first must pass a resolution.
Then, on the state level, legislation would need to be written up and supported.
Hoyt said, "I think it may happen. I think it's a long shot but it may happen. At first I didn't think so, but now I hear the people are voting probably about 80% in favor of doing it so that's the first big step."
The Kings Crossing attorney agrees it could happen, but they'll need to work fast.
As for what's next, Conoly says he should know by the end of this week if the Kings Crossing project can get the support it needs in the state legislature.
If it's determined it can, they'll move forward with talking to city council about passing a resolution.
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