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Posted on: May 22, 2019

City of Marble Falls Begins Process to Acquire Buena Vista Properties

 In 2017 the City of Marble Falls unveiled the updated Park, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan which plays a significant role in establishing a quality of life for residents of the City. A high-quality and well-structured system provides residents a healthier environment in which to live and fosters a sense of pride in the community.

The City’s vision to expand Lakeside Park along the Backbone Creek peninsula began over 14 years ago with the acquisition of the American Legion, Kampers Korner and three residential properties located within the park. To complete the City’s vision of expanding Lakeside Park along the Backbone Creek peninsula, the Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation purchased two properties in the last two years and unsuccessfully attempted to acquire the remaining two Buena Vista properties.

The historic flooding in October 2018 caused severe bank erosion along Backbone Creek. Due to safety concerns, the City decided to accelerate the process of purchasing the remaining two properties on Buena Vista.

Action was taken during the May 21 City Council meeting to start the process for the City to purchase the remaining two properties in the Lakeside Park area. The City Manager will lead the negotiations with the property owners so that the City can stabilize the bank erosion along the creek.

“The safety of our citizens is our priority. We wish to reach a fair and equitable purchase price with the property owners. We understand these are their homes and plan to keep their sentiment in the forefront of our conversations.” City Manager, Mike Hodge

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