Progress marches on
By Nathan French
Progress continues in our local community in many aspects. New restaurants, new business ventures, and new residential and commercial construction illustrate that, yes, change is still here. One of the more noticeable developments in recent months has been the recent construction occurring near the new high school. The development and city improvements of the surrounding area of the high school are finally changing from vacant lots to new homes.
An Amarillo builder is presently constructing a series of patio homes east of present Harbour Street. The patio homes are individual luxury homes with similar exterior appearance that require little lawn and exterior maintenance because of smaller yards and less lot area. The homes are much more than builder basic, and appear that they will be a comfortable luxurious home.
Lot sales in the area around the school have also improved with numerous lots sold and several already being in the construction phases. The eastward development on Lake Road continues onward with earlier improvements being the Capital Farm Credit office and the shop-lot buildings backing the railroad off of 87 by Lake Drive. The greater area surrounding that construction has also had improvements such as road and curbing, water and sewer, and electric expansions.
While we may have seemed somewhat stalled in our economic boom; it appears as if progress is marching on, finally. With home sales dramatically slowing in recent months and local industry going through difficult times, the appearance of new buildings and projects offers hope of that ever-nearing bright tomorrow, and that yes, change is still here.