The new Harbor Bridge plans will eventually lead more traffic to the current Wetlands area.
“This is gonna become a Grand Central Station in a way. There’s going to be a lot more people around here and that is justification for improving it, for taking advantage of what we have here with natural resources,” said Carrie Robertson Meyer of the North Beach Community Association.
The current Wetlands house many species of birds. With Corpus Christi being the “Birdiest City in America,” it’s no surprise why this area is a top priority.
“So it’s really important that these Wetlands stay as productive as they are and that if we’re even able to improve it then that’s good for the animals,” Robertson Meyer said.
The new Eco Park could bring much more for visitors in the area.
“What we’d like to see is that there are walking trails and places for birds and other things that people, when they come to South Texas are very interested in, said Craig Sico, owner of Puerto Del Sol RV Park.
Sico is the only business in the vicinity of the Eco Park.
He believes the Eco Park is a great plan for North Beach and says the only concern he may have would be a potential road closure.
“We think they’ve done a good job planning parts of it. Barring, of course, having a continued road that we would need access for our own business. We think the idea is a good idea. We think it’ll add to the quality of life for the people that live there and visit there,” concluded Sico.
The City of Corpus Christi will be holding a North Beach Eco Park Planning Initiative meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Texas State Aquarium.
It is open to the public for ideas, comments and concerns.