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Mavericks’ Donnie Nelson, baseball part of Cleburne economic plan

The City of Cleburne is making an announcement today on plans to create what could be the city’s largest retail economic development program in many years. Part of that announcement will include Dallas Mavericks General Manager and Matthews Southwest partner Donnie Nelson who will be involved in establishing a minor league baseball team and new ballpark planned for the area.

“It’s honor to work with Mayor [Scott] Cain and the city of Cleburne to develop a state-of-the art retail development and baseball facility and bring the Railroaders back home after a century-long hiatus,” said a statement from Nelson.

Cleburne Station is the name of the plan, a 75-acre development set for the southeast corner of Chisholm Trail Parkway and U.S. Highway 67. The site would feature shops, restaurants and a multi-use stadium for sports and live music.

City voters will go to the polls in November to decide whether the city will develop a Type A Corporation. With voter approval, the city will assess a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for the city’s part of the project, according to a city news release.



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