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City One Step Closer to Bond Referendum for Destination Bayfront

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Corpus Christi residents may be voting on a bond proposal that would fund the approved Destination Bayfront project.

Last week, the City's Planning Commission approved the $44.6 million project that would create a signature park for the city that would draw tourists and their dollars to the downtown area.

The cost, though, would be roughly $23 a year for owners of homes valued at $100,000. The City says that money is needed in order for the project to move forward.

"We found out that one piece of the project we thought could be funded through the Type A seawall money probably wouldn't qualify. So the City Council Task Force opted to raise it," said Trey McCampbell, co-organizer of Destination Bayfront. "Rather than reduce the size and scope of the park."

On Tuesday, City Council will direct staff to write an ordinance calling for a bond referendum, and they plan to have the first reading of that ordinance at their July 30 meeting.