Did the City consider new construction instead of redeveloping existing buildings?

After researching numerous event centers in cities across the state, City leadership decided to focus on preserving and redeveloping existing buildings in the Historic Depot Civic and Cultural Complex to embrace the rich history of the area, coordinate with existing meeting facilities, and reduce the cost of building from ground up.

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1. How will this project be funded?
2. Is this going to lead to a property tax rate increase?
3. How much will the project cost?
4. How is the City of Brownwood paying for this project?
5. What is the timeline for the completion of the Event Center?
6. Will the other City facilities still be available to rent once the new facility is complete?
7. Will there be adequate parking for a event space of this size in the area?
8. Will the new Event Center have breakout rooms to facilitate small to mid-size conferences?
9. Will the new Event Center include any outdoor event space?
10. Will there be areas usable for music or concerts in the new Event Center?
11. What is H.O.T. Funds?
12. Did the City consider new construction instead of redeveloping existing buildings?