What eyesore? Those days behind us. Building ownership, Harlingen officials and regional business leaders gathered Nov. 6 for the official Baxter Lofts grand opening and ribbon cutting.
To top things off, all units are also currently under lease at the Downtown Harlingen high rise residential property. “It’s another great day in the City of Harlingen,” proclaimed Mayor Chris Boswell.
After decades of being uninhabited, private funds (not tax money) brought a historic landmark back to life in a huge way. Tenants enjoy a downstairs courtyard, fitness room and more all while appreciating much of the original Baxter Building’s original architectural uniqueness. This project is the culmination of many individuals’ hard work from the Valley to Austin.
Baxter Lofts is a grand example of what happens when local business and community leaders don’t give up on an idea benefiting Harlingen area citizens. It also brings a great improvement to the Jackson Street shopping and dining district.