Friday, September 17, 2010

Ferlo Reaction To Arena

State Senator Jim Ferlo says he is not happy with the Sports And Exhibition Authority's decision to demolish the Civic Arena. Although Ferlo represents a portion of the Hill District, he says he was excluded from talks about the possible redevelopment of the arena.

Ferlo, a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission said he will remained as the issue moves forward. He had previously proposed a two-year cooling-off period before making any permanent decisions regarding the arena.

The notion that somehow saving a portion or integrating some adaptive reuse of the arena contradicts the ability to also enhance the Center Avenue corridor and promote housing and other economic opportunities is just false, I mean, we can have it all actually.

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