The following material was presented to CA board by Downtown Columbia Partnership last week. Howard Hughes has 4 seats in the 7-seat board of this organization and is paying for its operation.
Besides $254.5 million infrastructure is needed, I believe there is an extra $470 million needed to support the growth of Downtown. Adding $170 for the TIF given to Howard Hughes, we need around 1 billion dollars at least.
|A new elementary school||$30 million|
|A new fire station||$30 million|
|A new library||$40 million|
|A new arts center||$20 million|
|Traffic Improvements||$75 million|
|A new transit center||$9.5|
|A new parking garage for MPP||$50 million|
|TIF for Howard Hughes||$170 million|
|Another elementary school||$30 million|
|A new middle school||$60 million|
|A new high school||$180 million|
|A new hospital||$200 million|
When we talked about infrastructure, we are talking about those students have been staying in the trailer classroom for 20 years in Clarksville. Is that insane how community/government planning and budget process works?