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Proposal For Retail Development Around Bradley Center Is Dead

Proposal called for shops and restaurants north of Bradley Center
The Bradley Center is "no longer working on plans with Indianapolis-based developer Lauth Group to create shops and restaurants north of the downtown sports and entertainment arena," according to Tom Daykin of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Lauth in May '08 released "conceptual plans that included over 500,000 square feet of retail on 12 acres adjacent to the Bradley Center." But the recession "hurt demand for additional retail space downtown" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 4/27).

PASS PLAY: In Portland, Anna Griffin noted the Trail Blazers and Portland Development Commission last week announced that the team "will allow its development rights over a chunk of the 40-acre" Rose Quarter complex to expire. The "only logical conclusion" is that Blazers Owner Paul Allen "has not seen anything to convince him that development of the Rose Quarter is worth his time or attention." Though its location "can't be beat, the Rose Quarter sits on a slope that poses logistical challenges to any developer" (OREGONLIVE.com, 4/26).
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