Sam Cruse, who owns land at the northeast corner of Henry S. Grace Freeway and Midwestern Parkway East, asked the city to change the designation of a portion of Midwestern Parkway.
City officials say changing how that section of road is classified -- from a major to a minor artery -- will make future development less expensive by reducing the amount of land needed for right of way and easements.
"The mayor and his fellow council members, I think, showed great wisdom today -- they are pro-business - they are pro-development. And it doesn't matter who you are, what part of the city you're in. They're for growth. And I think that's who really won today, is the city of Wichita Falls."
Cruse says future possibilities for the land include commercial development such as a hotel or restaurant and also residential.
He says he plans to develop some of the land ... and sell some of it.
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