There are other downtown property owners whose buildings could be “polished,” but he only jabbed at Mrs. Scott because she is one of the few passionate enough to voice her displeasure at the mess being made of our square.
Mr. Wright, my family owned and operated the Plaza, Palace and Texan theatres on the square for various years between 1940 and 1975. While not currently downtown, we have continued to own and operate family businesses from 1983 to the present. Like Mrs. Cotten-Scott, my family, too, actually has a vested interest in this community.
The current project is mostly cosmetic and a lot of us feel that reversing the traffic flow around two quadrants is going to confuse more folks than help our stagnated congestion.
There was a petition several years ago with 500 signatures that did not want the square changed; however, typically, our elected officials at City Hall totally ignored the wishes of its citizens.
My biggest, and primary objection to the work now being done is that we are using TxDOT resources when there are other, more important traffic projects that need to be done — i.e. the South Main expansion from College Park/Bethel Road southward, the replacement of the Ft. Worth Street viaduct built in the 1930’s and the pursuit of a loop, which has been tossed around for over 20 years with no action. The square’s makeover could have taken last place on this list.
I only hope that the new faces at City Hall do a better job of setting priorities for what our city really needs and quit concentrating on frivolous projects.
Get him out
If Larry Lippincott did not have an opponent, I would run against him myself.
I am so proud Marjorie King is running for tax assessor-collector to bring some common courtesy to the office.