Council approves sale of city hall property to South Plains College
South Plains College will pay $2 million for the Lubbock City Hall property. Council members approved the sale Tuesday, for SPC to develop a downtown campus.
The Lubbock Economic Development Corporation is ready to pay up to $10 million renovate it. Then, another $3 million to help it get going for the first six years.
South Plains wants to make it easier for students to learn and get jobs in downtown.
Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope says it will bring thousands of new faces in the area, which is one of the main targets of downtown redevelopment.
All of the offices in city hall are to be moved into Citizens Tower, scheduled to happen late this year.
The tentative sale closing date is the end of this year.