The City of Houston is working alongside Texas County Memorial Hospital to potentially relocate an existing pavilion to the Lone Star Plaza.

Council members expressed interested in the project at their regular meeting Monday night after hearing from Wes Murray, TCMH CEO, and Kathy Richardson.

Richardson has spearheaded the idea to move the pavilion, which would otherwise be destroyed during the hospital’s expansion and renovations, from the TCMH campus to downtown Houston. Richardson said the 24×55 foot pavilion would be used by the farmer’s market and would be available for class reunions, concerts and other events.

Downtown Houston Inc. has expressed support of the idea. Some financial supporters have already come forward to offer assistance.

An estimate on the moving costs are being calculated by a firm that can do the work.

Also at Monday’s meeting, council members voted to approve an ordinance to establish next year’s tax rate. City Administrator Larry Sutton said it will be lower, but warned that the rate would increase the following year as the city begins paying off a new wastewater treatment plant.

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