New Visitor Center officially open
March 25, 2013, 9:30 pm by
|The new Visitor Center in Marble Falls is now open and filled with information for tourists and residents alike.
The newest and one of the most noticeable additions to town,
the Visitor Center at the corner of US 281 and Second Street, had its public
unveiling this weekend.
The Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce officially
opened the $1.4 million triangle-shaped building with a ceremony Sunday. The
event followed a sneak peak Friday afternoon for members of the media, and city
and county officials.
"I hope you think of this as your living room,” Marble Falls
Mayor George Russell said at the grand opening Sunday. "Tell your friends to
come by here when they visit and learn more about this area.”
For more on this story see Tuesday's Highlander
1.4 million dollars so the chamber of commerce and city elite can stair down on the subjects, since they are too good to use the Depot or 2nd street offices. Now we have to look at that hideous, out of place monstrosity, while they discuss what else they can spend taxes on, to keep their buddies on the payroll.
March 25, 2013, 10:38pm by Getitright
There are some things wrong with your post:
1.Almost all of the money for this new building came from the hotel-motel tax. That is a tax paid on hotel rooms rented by visitors.
2.The rest went to buy what was probably the cheapest piece of land on Main Street -- about $90,000 I think.
3. The old depot will be available now for other uses.
4. The Chamber won't need its old office space.
5. The impact on taxpayers is basically nothing -- if not positive.
Get it right? Good idea.
March 26, 2013, 8:12am by ChamberMember
Cool building, looking foreword to getting a look inside.
March 26, 2013, 5:17pm by John
There are some things wrong with your reply: 1. Like you said, money mainly came from hotel-motel TAX. 2. Took high priced Highway 281 frontage property off the TAX role and became non-revenue producing property. 3. According to the chamber, the Depot is too small and there is not enough parking (good luck finding a parking space around the new palace, after all the NEW employees get there). 4. If the old office is not good enough for the chamber, who is it good for? 5. Now, who gets stuck with the maintenance, upkeep and new employee salaries? Got It Right the FIRST time.
March 26, 2013, 10:46pm by Getitright
You guys are being children. Stop it.
April 03, 2013, 9:38am by Common Sense
Hey look on the bright side of this over sized thing. It at least has Marble Falls flowing in front and dang near blocks the view of the bluebonnet. brilliant move.
April 10, 2013, 8:36pm by Roy