The Redevelopment Commission meets Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 4 pm in the Commissioner’s Courtroom on the second floor of the City-County Building.
The agenda may be downloaded here.
Bids will be opened for construction of the Robert Goldstine pedestrian bridge. Â This will be the bridge between the Embassy Theatre and Courtyard by Marriott Hotel which is currently under construction. Â Labeled as a deal breaker when first announced, expect a lot of public scrutiny over this controversial aspect of the project. Â The City, according to agreements in 2007, is responsible for the construction of the bridge. Â The bridge willÂ abut, but not be physically tied into the Embassy Theatre. Â Part of the controversy has been the limited access to the bridge that will be imposed by Courtyard once the project is completed. Â The limitations result from security concerns. Â Note this is only a bid opening – awarding of the contract will not take place until a later date, probably to be announced Tuesday.
Also on the agenda:
Approving a contract for legal services with Carson Boxberger
This is for the services of the Redevelopment Commission’s Attorney, John Wernet and other attorneys in the Carson Boxberger Firm if needed. Â The hourly rate over the last four years has been:
2006 – $155
2007 – $165
2008 Â – $175
2009 – $175
I do not have the proposed rate for 2010.
I am planning on blogging live from the meeting.