Thursday, March 14, 2013
Goodbye Old Federal Building, Hello City Annex II
The beautiful, historic "old Federal building" directly across from Jarvis Plaza will soon belong to the City of Laredo if everything proceeds as planned. Under the Historic Surplus Property Program, the US Government cedes certain "surplus" federal properties to local and states governments at no cost. Before doing so, an application process must be followed and approved by National Park Service. Once approved, the NPS then makes a formal recommendation to (in this case) the General Services Administration (GSA).
Following the practice of namimg the former Paul Young Dealership on Loop 20 as "Laredo City Hall Annex", it follows that the old court house/post office will probably be named the Laredo Downtown City Hall Annex- or something like that. Let's hope it's put to good use.