Timeline

August 2012 – City Council adopts an ordinance calling for Quality of Life bond election
 

November 2012 – Voters approve $245 million in bond program with three signature projects (Children’s Museum, Mexican American Cultural Center, and the Multipurpose Performing Art and Entertainment Center)

December 2013 – City Council unanimously awards Urban Planning contract to HKS December 17, 2013 for $664,980.

February 2014 – Public Planning Kickoff event

March 2014 through January 2015 – Public Outreach Workshops

June 2014 - Community Project Briefings

January 2015
– HKS Presents Site Evaluation Report to City Council

June 2015
– Additional Site Evaluation Report presented to City Council in Executive Session

August 2016 – International Facilities Group (IFG) to serve as the Owner’s Representative for the MPC

October 2016 – City Council authorizes City staff and consultants to begin meeting with all of the property owners and stakeholders within the MPC Master Planning Area and MPC footprint.

November 2016 - City hosts community meeting for impacted property owners and stakeholders

December 2016 – City Council votes to direct City staff to study the feasibility of locating the MPC “on the Convention Center site or within 1,000 feet of the footprint of the Convention Center.” Council’s action called for excluding the Abraham Chavez Theater and the neighborhood originally located within the MPC Master Planning Area and MPC footprint.

January 2017 – City Council votes to direct City staff to study the feasibility of locating the MPC “on the Convention Center site or within 1,000 feet of the footprint of the Convention Center” excluding the Abraham Chavez Theater. The vote does not exclude the neighborhood originally located within the MPC Master Planning Area and MPC footprint.

February 2017 – City Council votes against hiring a firm to conduct the feasibility study.

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