Both proponents and opponents of the Plaza de Panama overhaul are confident they will succeed.
Two opponents of the project have filed separate lawsuits hoping to thwart it. But city staff and outside consultants are simultaneously moving forward with design plans and other construction documents.
Lisa Halverstadt updates us on the project, checking in with those working to push the project forward and those looking to stop it in its tracks.
Halverstadt reports that the city expects construction bids to go out later this year and for construction to start in March 2018 – both later than initially expected. But despite the delays, the city, the Plaza de Panama Committee and consultants working on the project are confident they’ll prevail against legal challenges.
Opponents of the project are just as confident in their efforts to halt the project. There are two separate trials set to begin on complaints related to the project next month and in late September.
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