This is business. And, this is business with public officials and public assets. We should have called for a comprehensive public participation process.. We should be doing bids, sealed bids. We should have accountability with a set of specifications. We should make up our mind as to what fits, what is ideal, what we are willing to provide. Then we should accomidate all suitors.
Developer may pass up bid - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Developer may pass up bid for Fifth-Forbes job
By Andrew Conte, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Yet another national retail developer appears to be losing interest in Pittsburgh's main retail corridor after spending months studying ways to bring the area back to life, Mayor Bob O'Connor said Monday.
Madison-Marquette, based in Washington, D.C., would become the fourth suitor to pass on remaking the area since 1999. A company spokesman declined to comment.
'I don't think Madison-Marquette is interested any more in the project,' O'Connor said.