Updated: 3/06 5:32 pm
City Council Approves St. Joe Contract
Victoria's Saint Joseph high school is becoming bigger, and safer, thanks to an agreement with the city. Tuesday night, Victoria City Council members voted in favor of a land swap with St. Joe's, in addition to selling a piece of land to help a city department move to a new, more convenient location.
Soon the for sale sign will be coming down from this city property off Navarro near Glasgow Street after city council agreed to sell the land Tuesday night. The location is currently home to the city of Victoria Public Works Department and Maintenance Equipment and the selling of the land will help city officials move elsewhere. The new Public Works Department will be moved to a location off Ben Jordan, next door to the fire department training center. City officials also plan to build a water waste facility there. As for the old location, a bidder has offered 1.4 million dollars, more than the appraisal, and is looking to develop a retail center. The city would swap a piece of property at Deleon Street for a piece of Red River Street owned by St. Joe. School officials want the property for expansion and said a portion of Deleon Street would be closed for safety reasons, which is why some members voted in favor.
City Council passed the contract with St. Joe by a 5-2 vote and all council members voted in favor of the city selling the Navarro Del Norte property. City officials said it typically takes 10 days for the contracts to go into effect after they are signed.
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