Saturday, May 20, 2017

More Problems For Tanger Performing Arts Center?

In a post titled Tanger Center for the Performing Arts site work grinds to a halt, someone called Gate City Pundit writes:

"A fee dispute has brought years of planning and engineering work on the proposed Tanger Center for the Performing Arts to a standstill.

City of Greensboro officials notified council members Friday that negotiations for a guaranteed maximum price for site preparation have broken down with Skanska Rentenbach, the construction firm selected in 2014 to serve as the project’s construction manager at risk.

Greensboro’s City Council voted in late April to split work on the delayed project into two phases. Phase I work was approved by council in April and was to include site preparation for a fee not to exceed $2.5 million.

Greensboro Coliseum Director Matt Brown notified council on Friday that the contract negotiations had broken off because Skanska Rentenbach is unwilling to remove two sets of fees from their Phase I proposal."

Oh, and like myself, this guy provided actual links to documents.

My predictions: After being sold at a huge loss to taxpayers, that big empty lot in the middle of Downtown Greensboro is going to make a great location for that trendy grocery store on the first floor of a mixed use building just as soon as Kotis and Carroll put their personal differences aside, team up together and decide to become long awaited saviors of Downtown Greensboro.

With incentives, of course.

Perhaps they can even talk Steven Tanger into putting one of his outlet malls on one floor.

I look forward to seeing more from Gate City Pundit and added the site to the aggregator to the left bar here at