Here's a promotional video for what developers envision at the Brazos Riverfront. It would be amazing if they can pull it off.
One note of caution here from the Trib article: "The proposal doesn’t ask for city incentives, but Groth said that will be part of later negotiations if the project wins favorable consideration. Likely incentives include the land itself, short-term financing and Tax Increment Finance Zone funds."
If the proposal doesn't ask for public money (developers will rightly profit from their investment) then why are we considering giving them public money?