New Arena Thread: Rogers Place? Yawn...
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02-07-2014, 06:09 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Memory fuzzy, but wasn't the original concern with going into the katz tower as a new building because that it wasn't going through the proper RFP process? Pretty sure they stated that the tenant proposal is seperate from arena deal and must be done through a public tender.
That being said, I don't think they ever said no to using katz's tower, just that it can't be included as a condition to the arena negotiations.
And really, what other building will have a place to consolidate all of city administration? Its spread out across like 10 buildings right now, and any existing building will probably not be big enough with expiring/non-occupied leases to house the entire city administration.
Problem here is that it's associated with Katz and the huge public backlash against him makes any deal with him appear corrupted.
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