Beale Street Landing cut in committee

By the time the proposed budget for Beale Street Landing got to the City Council CIP Budget Committee on Friday, the cost of the project had been corrected to read $29.4 million. The committee took a look at the design and numbers and concluded that $29 million was too much.

In discussion, committee members said the new boat dock is “ugly” and not a priority for their constituents.

The vote to cut funding for the project was 3 to 2 on a motion by Carol Chumney, seconded by Madeleine Cooper Taylor. E.C. Jones, chairman of the committee, joined in the opinion. Committee members Scott McCormick and Dedrick Brittenum voted to fund the commercial dock.

Click here, then click "Council rejects funding for Beale St. project" to see a video story by Channel 5. FfOR board member Sue A. Williams is interviewed. [Not recommended for dialup users]

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To see the corrected CIP budget for all RDC projects, click here.