Staff to stay engaged with CVB in further development of their initiatives for City consideration and present to City Council • Standardize allocation process • Improve wayfinding • Strengthen stakeholder relationships Develop plan for enhancing and upgrading existing sports facilities and fields utilizing HOT funds Conduct market analysis and feasibility study for multiuse sports venue
Master Plan by Corbin was initiated in 2005 with final submittals in 2008 but never implemented Recent efforts took off from the 2008 Corbin plan but now with modifications and phased approach RFP for implementation Issued February 13, 2012 4 proposals received; 2 interviews National Sign Plazas (NSP) selected
11 destinations; approximately 150 signs NSP oversees development, installation, and maintenance Actual contract between BCSCVB and NSP September completion before first football game
• Texas A&M University (CS) • Bryan Regional Athletic Park (Bryan)• George Bush Library (CS) • Northgate Entertainment District (CS)• Brazos County Expo (Bryan) • Historic Downtown Bryan (Bryan)• Veterans Athletic Park (CS) • Wolf Pen Creek District (CS)• Central Park (CS) • BCSCVB Visitor Center (CS)• Blinn College (Bryan)
Total Phase 1 budget of $400,000 Use of hotel occupancy tax (HOT) fund balance Proportionate HOT tax funding from each city Based on number of destinations in each city: ◦ College Station $256,000 (64%) ◦ Bryan $144,000 (36%) ◦ Total Budget $400,000 ◦ Estimated Annual Maintenance $20,000 College Station’s 64% share $12,800
If City Council approves this request for a funding commitment, then a FY2012 budget amendment will be brought back at a future meeting for City Council approval.