Vice Mayor Dan Baker Issues Statement re QW Bay Development
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(December 1) The office of Vice Mayor Dan Baker has e-mailed LBReport.com a released statement concerning the Queensway Bay development. We reproduce the statement's text verbatim, below:
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Vice Mayor Dan Baker to ask Long Beach Development Committee to make recommendations on how to successfully complete Queensway Bay Project
"I continue to be frustrated and disappointed with the slow pace of the
Queensway Bay development. The troubled project has been delayed several
times due to circumstances outside the control of the City or the
developers," said Vice Mayor Dan Baker.
Vice Mayor Baker, whose 2nd District includes the project area,
continued, "The market and members of the community have raised
important concerns about this project as it currently stands. We need
to take the next few weeks, solicit the input of Long Beach stakeholders
residents and business owners to decide if and how this project can
move forward successfully."
"Therefore, in the interest of building a quality project that will
benefit all of Long Beach, I will ask the City Council to direct the
Long Beach Development Advisory Committee to work with Developers
Diversified Realty Corporation to make a recommendation in no more than
90 days on how best or whether to move the project forward."
The panel is led by Doug Otto, chairman of the Mayor’s strategic plan
task force and former chairman of the Planning Commission. The committee
includes some of the sharpest business minds in Long Beach with
experience in real estate, development, retail trade and tourism issues,
as well as community representatives and other stakeholders.
"I believe we need their input at this critical juncture to help us
determine how best to proceed with this project or whether we should
proceed at all," concluded Vice Mayor Baker.
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