During its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Amarillo City Council approved a $3.5 million land purchase by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation. The land is located at South Georgia street and loop 335 in Randall County.
On Monday, the AEDC voted in favor of purchasing the 190 acres of undeveloped land east of the City View housing district.
AEDC officials noted the organization's CenterPort business park is almost fully developed. The new land purchased in Randall County by the AEDC will more than likely be used to develop a new business park.
The City of Amarillo can provide water and sewer service to the area. If a new business park is devloped on the site, it would have access to BNSF rail lines and Loop 335 for transportation needs.
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