CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Development is the key word on North Beach these days. And folks will gather for a community meeting tonight to talk about what's next.
The meeting will take place at Fajitaville, where the North Beach Infrastructure Task Force will discuss revitalizing North Beach and its hopes to get the community more involved in development.
According to the task force, the future of North Beach is still looking bright.
Nueces County Commissioner and task force chairwoman Carolyn Vaughn says the task force is in line with their plan.
“So there’s an excitement over there because the grand canal, and if you think about it, you've got $52 billion worth of private investments between the port and San Pat and North Beach is the heart of that,” Vaughn said. “They’re right in the middle, so it just makes sense that area would be developed.”
The task force is hoping for approval of the TIRZ and then funding for the Grand Canal will then be addressed.
“When that happens, I just think there's gonna be more excitement than there is,” she said. “We’ve got a momentum going. People are buying property, because they're looking forward and when that Grand Canal happens – and I believe it's going to -- it's going to take off. I really do believe that.”
The goal of this meeting called “The North Beach Boom” is to bring in other developers like Lynn Frazier, who owns the property for the new La Vista Point Development.
He hopes to get others excited for the North Beach revitalization.
“We can get everybody inspired to get behind this project,” Frazier said “And we want to just promote this and have people come here and have a great time.”
Vaughn says if there is a time to get development done on North Beach, now is the time to do it.
That meeting will happen tonight at Fajitaville at 6 p.m. It is open and free to the public.