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Jan 6, 2011

After protest, board rejects Superblock plan

An advisory board to the city’s Department of Planning Thursday rejected an elaborate design for the Superblock after local residents and officials protested the demolition of a drug store that was the scene of a civil rights-era sit-in. Members of the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel turned down the schematics of the massive, $150 […]

Dec 16, 2010

Franchot opposes $33M for State Center parking garage

The $33 million state debt burden for the State Center parking garage, as well as the absence of a formal agreement on labor costs or local hiring, led Comptroller Peter Franchot to vote against approving the parking garage lease agreement at Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting. The lease agreement was ultimately approved, with the […]

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