SAN BENITO — The Resaca Walk project is expected to bring San Benito tourism to the next level.

But for the past few months, it’s been on hold. That could change tonight.

This evening, city commissioners are expected to discuss the project with architects.

The 9.8-acre property is located along the west side of the resaca and along the north side of Business 77.

Officials said the location could house restaurants and retail shops.

A little more than two years ago, the Economic Development Corporation announced the U.S. Department of Commerce had awarded a $1.2 million grant for the project to fund the land purchase and improvements needed for the Resaca Walk.

The EDC then purchased the property — across from the Heavin Resaca Trails Park — to construct a mixed used, public-private development.

In addition, commissioners will discuss and take action on the Sam Houston Street Lighting project, consider an agreement between the city and Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and consider an economic incentive for Southwest Keys.

They also will discuss recent in-house street projects.

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

Close to the end of the meeting, the city leaders will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed amendments to the citizen participation plan.

The plan reflects leaders’ desire to continue their proactive approach to involve as many citizens, nonprofit organizations, community development agencies and other local entities in the planning, decision making and implementation of project-oriented activities in the city.