By ESTEVAN MEDRANO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
Following the City of Port Isabel’s decision to select Star Consultants & Associates to lead the rehabilitation effort to transform the Port Isabel Yacht Club into the municipality’s Culinary Arts Institute, a long set of meticulous phases were approved and set in motion, which included securing funds, determining design and reconstruction. Rehabilitation architects responsible have had abundant experience with the preservation of buildings, not only in South Texas, but in Dallas and Austin.
The city sought a $2.4 million loan for the acquisition of property, which was $750,000, and restoration of the hotel, now almost 90 years old, from the Texas Leverage Fund.
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