Chris Fisher

Rendering of the new Port of Beaumont Main Street  Terminal 1

Port of Beaumont Director Chris Fisher addressed the Spindletop Rotary Club at its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont, sharing plans for capital improvement projects that are aimed at improving commerce efficiency at the port.

Nov. 7, the Port of Beaumont will seek the issuance of $85 million in General Obligation Bonds to fund a portion of three major projects totaling $102.2 million with the remaining costs associated with these projects being funded by a combination of port and grant funds, according to a fact sheet provided by the port.

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The city of Beaumont approved a resolution adopting the Beaumont Riverfront Reinvestment Zone Project Plan, which will encourage development along the Neches riverfront at a Tuesday, Sept. 9, meeting of the Beaumont City Council.

The riverfront development, which has been a goal of the city for many years, was made possible with the removal of around 9,300 feet of railroad track between Riverfront Park and the Beaumont Civic Center by the Port of Beaumont.

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