There are many issues casting a dark shadow on the city push to erase the historic Duranguito neighborhood and replace it with an arena. One is the removal of residents, some of whom have been living there for decades, and who were used by the city to jump start the development process now leading to their evictions...Read More
City leadership believed it would be a simple cut and dried process—offer the tenants some relocation assistance, pay property owners fair market value, and exercise eminent domain on any holdouts. I’m fairly certain they assured the investors the arena would move forward quickly with no headaches.
Resistance. Backlash. Protests. Neighborhood meetings. Bound and determined abuelitas. Blogposts. Ethics complaints. Texas Rangers. And a slew of other obstacles got in the way.Read More