Contract approved for Crossroads project

Carlsbad’s city council has approved an operating agreement that brings the Crossroads project closer.

This approval also brings a $485,000 capital outlay grant from state lawmakers closer.

The Current-Argus reports the department of finance and administration would not proceed with the granting process without an agreement.

This deal between the city and Avalon Ranch allows them to work together to find a suitable location, but the city has the final say on where.

It also allows for purchase and renovation of a structure or for construction of a new facility.