Monday, May 21, 2007

City Center Expansion

The City Center on the north end of Broadway is a major anchor of the downtown economy. Many downtown businesses rely heavily upon the City Center's convention business to maintain profitability. It has long been known that the City Center required expansion and modernization to maintain its competitive position as a convention destination. But for years, the board of the City Center Authority failed to accomplish anything. By contrast, as soon as Keehn was elected Mayor, Senator Bruno promised the city $12 million in State aid for the City Center. Under Mayor Keehn, City Center expansion plans have finally started to move forward.