Written by Amanda Casanova
A decision on a possible partnership with Ark Promotions has been postponed until a later City Council meeting.
The City had been working the developer to revive a failed attempt to build an entertainment center in Irving.
At the July 11 Council meeting, Council members unanimously voted to defer the vote until July 25 after spending about two hours in executive session during a workshop meeting the day before.
In early May, the City Council voted to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Louisiana company to allow the City and Ark Promotions to start negotiating a contract.
Under the initial proposed agreement, Ark Promotions would pay to design and to build a 6,500 person amphitheater, plaza and indoor concert hall. The “Irving Music Factory” would also include restaurants and 5,000 square feet of retail space. The deal also stipulates that Ark Promotions would have to break ground by the end of 2014 and finish building by summer 2016.