- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Corpus Christi could give up ownership of the Texas State Aquarium as part of expansion plans for the popular complex.

The Corpus Christi City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to consider transferring ownership of aquarium land and buildings to the Texas State Aquarium Association.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (https://bit.ly/ZnGS3n ) reports the aquarium needs ownership to secure financing for its planned $50 million Caribbean Journey exhibit. The 65,000-square-foot wing is set to open in 2017 and create more than 40 jobs.

Councilman Kelley Allen says changing the lease terms is mostly a formality and it’s a good idea to support the aquarium. The attraction has an annual estimated $43 million economic impact on the Corpus Christi area.

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Online:

https://texasstateaquarium.org/caribbean

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Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, https://www.caller.com

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