On Tuesday, at the Common Council meeting, Mayor Kamal Johnson reported that the lowest bid for the construction of what is planned for lower plaza at Promenade Hill was $500,000 over budget. Last night, during his State of the Community event, Johnson said the project was going to have to be "scaled back."
It is not known how much of the $1.1 million in DRI funds designated for the project was budgeted for construction, but cutting half a million dollars is going to require a lot of scaling back. Johnson said it would add three weeks to the project's schedule for completion. Three weeks suggests the stripped down version of the plan will not get any kind of review by the Historic Preservation Commission or the public.
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