There is a meeting set for Monday night at 7 p.m. in council chambers in Historic City Hall, 50 Dickson Street. Where the Cambridge Council will discuss a proposed sports multiplex. Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig said he is looking forward to continuing the discussion. “There are a number of factors to be considered and we won’t be in a position to make a final decision on Monday,” Craig said in a statement. “It is complicated and this will be the first step in this next phase of the process.”
On Monday, council will receive a report from staff that will include cost estimates for each location, timing implications, compliance with the city’s Official Plan and opportunity costs from land development, such as potential tax revenue.
“We want to do this right,” Craig said. “It’s important that we balance the wishes of the community with how much a multiplex will cost taxpayers in Cambridge.”
The public is welcome to attend the meeting which presents an opportunity to stay involved in the development of the community. And the only way to make change is to be involved.
This meeting will not be the end of the discussion as from their website:
Based on the information in the March 20 report, Council will need to take time to consider a number of options before proceeding with a decision, including
- Further details related to the development of the preferred evaluated sites (possible short list based on the Council discussion)
- Reconsideration of the single site option (i.e., divide the project into two smaller facilities)
- Realization of a community multiplex through a partnership arrangement (or alternative service delivery arrangements)
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