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July 2018

Statement Regarding July 26th Rowlett City Council Special Meeting

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We appreciated the opportunity to present an updated expression of our shared vision to create a development that builds Rowlett’s tax base and attracts more commercial, hospitality and office tax revenue to the city.

We do not believe that the vision has changed. We’ve simply presented a preliminary new path that we think is a better way to achieve our shared goals.

Once we learned that the lagoon and show fountain, as originally presented, would likely not meet the goals — and could perhaps jeopardize Bayside’s success — our intention was to bring a potential solution to the City rather than simply identify a problem.

We understand that some members of the City Council were seeing the presentation for the first time and appreciate that it’s a departure from what they’d seen previously. However, we’ve been in regular communication with the Mayor’s office and City Staff about our concerns, our research and these preliminary ideas for a path forward.

Thursday’s presentation was intended to begin a conversation with our valued partners. We believe in the Rowlett community and welcome the opportunity to continue working in partnership with the City to realize Bayside’s full potential.

More information about the proposed changes is available at