London Annexation Hopes to Bring Infrastructure and Emergency Service Improvements
Over 140 acres of land in the London area of Corpus Christi are set to undergo development in the next ten years, bringing hundreds of homes and improvements to infrastructure.
According to Roland Barrera, Council Member District 3, this is a great opportunity to expand resources and utilities to those who live in London.
However, some residents are concerned that their voices may not be heard, particularly those who live within the county, which includes the London area.
James Matalone, a local businessman and developer in London, wants an open dialogue with the City of Corpus Christi, urging them to consider what residents want and need.
He says that underground utilities, sidewalks, maintained streets, and garbage pickup are all necessary improvements that residents would appreciate.
Moreover, as more homes are built in the area, a fire station, police station, and access to ambulance services are crucial for public safety.
Despite these concerns, there is a significant selling point for the annexation of the London area, particularly its schools.
More homes and developments mean more tax dollars for the school district, which translates into more money for the school system.
However, some worry that as the city annexes new areas, it is taxing the schools and causing them to grow too fast for what they were prepared for.
Overall, residents want to maintain the London community feel, which Madeline describes as a suburb with a country feel.
As the City of Corpus Christi moves forward with its annexation plans, it’s crucial for them to consider the voices of the people and provide the necessary improvements to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.