Over the objection of more than a dozen residents, the City Council's Housing and Community Development Committee voted 3-1 Wednesday to sell most of a downtown plaza to a developer that wants to build an event center.
The council will vote on the purchase-and-sale agreement Sept. 9, said Councilor Nicholas Mavodones, who chairs the committee.
Under the agreement, Rockbridge Capital would pay about $524,000 for 9,500 square feet of the nearly half-acre plaza at the corner of High and Congress streets.
The City Council will vote on the $524,000 agreement for Congress Square Plaza on Sept. 9.
The meeting last night was very discouraging for me- there is so much public opinion against the sale- we should be the stewards of Public land. I am also bothered by the attitudes of the 3 councilors who voted in favor."development is better" Kevin Donohue was very well spoken in his support of saving our park, representing his constituency. wendy stanley