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Isle wants control of East End Flats - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

February 1, 2015

Isle wants control of East End Flats

Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2013 12:50 am | Updated: 7:58 am, Tue Apr 23, 2013.

GALVESTON — It has for years been one of the most coveted and sometimes controversial pieces of real estate in Galveston — 600 contiguous acres of open land known as the East End Flats on the island’s easternmost end.

It’s the largest vacant tract behind the seawall. And in the boom days, everyone from homegrown developers to wealthy Dubai investors envisioned glittering communities catering to vacationers and residents. But there were deterrents, perhaps the greatest being that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers controls the flats, which for years has been a dredge-spoils dump and will be until 2046 unless the city can obtain an early release.

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