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Commerce Will Hold Public Meetings On 'Empowerment Zones'

Jul 18, 2019

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the council will be holding meetings over the next several weeks to receive public comments on the proposed "neighborhood empowerment zones," intended to encourage improvements in some Commerce neighborhoods.  The public meetings will be Tuesday, July 23, at the Abundant Life Assembly, 803 Chestnut St.; Tuesday, July 30, at Commerce City Hall; and Tuesday, August 13 at the Norris Community Center, 1007 Ross St., all at 6 p.m.  Also, a new state law allows tax incentives that may allow the city to attract a new hotel and convention center by 2023.  And the City Council this week approved an arrangement with Hunt County to construct a new walking trail at Centennial Park.