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3/9/08-Longview

City Of Longview Looking To Grow

The city of Longview may soon grow, not just its population, but the actual size of the city.   Economic developers are considering annexing 3,700 acres.  That includes a northern section off Highway 259, a southwest section near Loop 281 and a southeast section on Eastman Road.  It would be the largest addition since 1983, when the Spring Hill area was annexed.

"It will increase our economic development," said Longview city council member Sidney Bell-Willis.  "It will bring in new businesses because they will look on the web site and see that we have new areas open for development."  Annexation areas are still being studied to determine property taxes and the cost of extending city services to those areas.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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