New Arena Thread: Rogers Place? Yawn...
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02-08-2014, 02:27 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
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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
and why wouldn't it? He robbed the city blind on the arena deal. Most people in the city were speed dialing city council not to get bent over on Katz tower as well. City Council voted no because they knew damn straight at the time what public opinion was about catering to Katz on yet another development.
Just call downtown Katztown and be ****ing done with it.
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