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Big changes coming to the City of Hidalgo

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The City of Hidalgo will soon be getting a facelift as the city plans to make living and working much nicer. 112 acres in the city will soon be transformed into a booming residential and commercial hot spot.

"It's going to consist of 140 apartment complex units, over 100,000 feet of cold storage facilities and commercial areas along 10th Street," said Hidalgo City Manager Julian Gonzalez.

The City of Hidalgo has invested $1.5 million into improving where residents live.

$2 million is coming from federal grants, $800,000 are coming from Hidalgo County Commissioner Pct. 2 Eddie Cantu's office and the rest is from city funding.

"The immediate impact that we're going to have is about 200 jobs just to begin with," said Gonzalez. "That's beside the jobs it will provide in the future."

Not only will the project bring in jobs and homes.

"There's also plans to have an IDEA school in that area," said Gonzalez.

Ten acres near Las Milpas Road is already purchased for the IDEA campus to be built.

"The community is excited about it because anything that infuses investment in the area, affects our community in a positive way," said Gonzalez.

Residents are excited about the upcoming changes that will begin in about a month.

"I think it's good because the City of Hidalgo is a bit small, so I think it's smart to invest in the city and infrastructure to help the city grow."

Las Milpas Road, near the State Farm Arena, will also be extended to accommodate the new buildings.

Even with all these improvements on the city looking up, taxes will stay down, according to city leaders.

"We don't anticipate taxes will go up, but the investment will add to our tax value, absolutely," said Gonzalez.

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