Mayor Morales Talks Rumors of Two Energy Towers

Mayor Morales Talks Rumors of Two Energy Towers

The almost half a billion dollar tower, expected to define Midland's skyline is now looking to be two towers.
The almost half a billion dollar tower, expected to define Midland's skyline is now looking to be two towers.

“Personally I do like the two tower theory that's out there,” said Midland Mayor Jerry Morales. “I really think it's softer to the eye and it complements our downtown.”

Morales said there is a possibility that there could be two towers half the size, instead of one tower.

But nothing is set in stone.

“It's purely speculation out there,” Morales said. “What they are doing two towers is what the rumor is that they are talking of doing.”

Some Midlanders opposed the tower when it was first proposed, but Morales said it could also be due to a better business plan.

“From a business standpoint maybe they are rethinking that a 53 story might not economically fit here and two towers might be a better fit,” Morales said.

Citizens will not have exact details until the developer brings a proposed plan to the city.

Morales said this could happen in the next 90 to 120 days. But he does not want the developers to bring any ideas until the plan is complete.

The deadline to bring something before the council is September 30.
Morales said there will not be any changes, except to the old courthouse.

“The only thing that would break ground is the demolition of the courthouse and that could happen any time,” Morales said.

And whether Midland gets the Energy Tower or not, Morales says the entire project benefits the city.

“Although energy tower may or may not happen there is 100 million dollars’ worth or revitalization that has already taken place to date,” he said.

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