THE REAL DEAL
By JERRY DEAL
Architectural students from Texas Southmost College have come up with some good plans for the barely used downtown Lozano Park, located across the street from that controversial structure known by a few names including the Baxter Building, across the street. Their various plans involve that certain structure in their park ideas.
Unfortunately, I believe any of those plans stand about as much chance as trying to move the building a few blocks down the street.
The students, who have unsuccessfully offered other ideas to Harlingen city leaders, although being successful in their ideas in Brownsville, believe there can be good use of a downtown, even small park. The offered their studies to the city downtown board.
A couple of my usually reliable informants say the city plan is more along the way of believing it could be used as parking space for those residents occupying the low rent apartments at the building.
Of course, the city by law will have to offer parking to all those using the downtown area, but the e are have been ways to get around tgat, like that is reported at the city’s other, higher cost, building that once was a housing development.
Lozano Park, although not large, has a stage and could be and should be used more, since it sits right in a vital part of the downtown area
This writer a few years ago made use of it to introduce the city to new baseball players when there was a RGV WhiteWings in town Scores of people came to get autographs and the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce participated as did the city’s police and fire departments.
Keep it as a park, rather than an ugly main street parking lot!
Let us see what really happens.
THE REAL DEAL