Commission Leonard had this to say: "Mayor Adams would have been on solid ground if he'd come today and said that given that given that this agreement has been existence for nearly two decades, it's time to look at another entity to assign the development rights to."
But after the fingerwagging, Leonard went ahead and voted for the extension. By May 24th, the Blazers and Portland Development Commission are supposed to come up with a plan for initial improvements to the Rose Quarter, including a financial plan and a community benefits agreement.
A longer timeline clock is ticking on this area, too: $20 million in urban renewal funds for Convention Center Urban Renewal Area (which includes the Rose Quarter) expires in 2013.
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