Performing arts center, roads & baseball complex up for a vote

Design of the proposed performing arts center

It could be the way of the future, spending an evening at the McAllen Performing Arts Center.

A virtual model shows what the 1,800-square foot facility would look like.

McAllen City Commissioner John Ingram says the city needs a better spot for entertainment.

"Our civic center has been a great facility but it was finished in 1959 so it's about 50 years old," Ingram said. "We are interested in selling that property to raise money to help build this performing arts center."

The price tag: $15 million dollars in tax payer money, if Proposition 2 passes.

"We could start breaking ground, let TMs say March or April next year and would take about 2 years to finish," said Ingram.

Also on the ballot: Prop. 1 for $15 million dollars for road improvements.

Prop 3 would add another $15 million for the construction of a new baseball complex.

It would come complete with 16 diamonds, parking, and a pond.

"There's a need for more baseball fields to serve our kids," said Ingram.

Voters will have to decide if this dream of McAllen leaders will become a reality.

All three bonds combined add up to $45 million dollars.

The special election is set for November 5th.

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