There were several things that stood out to us too - last month the Trinity River Vision was blurring the lines of reality with their new $880 million dollar price tag. This month it's at $909 million. Not to worry though that's in 2021 dollars. No one knows what a dollar will be worth this year, let alone then.
And why would a project that spends thousands upon thousands for promotional parties with slick shiny brochures, and travels to see and steal other city ideas, be increasing the cost of their project when they are downsizing the scope? The lake has shrunk, the designer bridges are gone and yet the price continues to rise.
Why? Well the following could be one reason:
The board was interested in adding in bypass channel improvements – trees, landscaping and other architectural enhancements – that would add about $29.4 million to the project cost.
So the board wants to "push forward with the improvements" that cost nearly $30 million dollars and they want local funding to pay for it? What if those locally don't want to pay for it? Some things never change here.
We love how the "trained" journalists continue to call this project "flood control", when they know as well as the public, everything that floods now, will flood when the boondoogle is done. And then some.
Comparing Alliance to TRV was a stretch as well. Alliance didn't build anything in the middle of a river.
He then goes on to say “And the same is true for the Trinity River Vision. It will make that property at the north end of the city so valuable. You won’t believe how much that property will be worth when it’s finished".