CALEXICO — A Los Angeles-based developer looking to build a shopping mall just west of the downtown Port of Entry will ask the City Council for help Tuesday.
The exact dollar amount of the "help" has not been publicly disclosed.
The council, seated as the city Redevelopment Agency board, meets at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, 608 Heber Ave.
The developer, Armin Gabay, appeared before the council last summer to ask for a multi-million dollar loan.
Gabay said his firm, M&A Gabay Inc. of Los Angeles, needed the millions to buy city-owned and privately held land near the downtown port and the New River.
Once his firm has the money, Gabay vowed, he would attract retailers to finance the actual construction of the mall.
Gabay planned to build the mall in phases westward, depending on the success of the initial construction.
His firm has bought and then developed formerly blighted land in Los Angeles and Oakland.