I wonder if lawsuits, petition drives, and a ballot initiative willl accompany this latest decision the city must make regarding the construction of a 92,000-square-foot Neiman Marcus in Broadway Plaza.
Macerich, the owner of Broadway Plaza, is asking the Design Review Commission to check out proposals for graphics that will go on the barricade that will surround the construction site for the new luxury department store. Macerich hopes that Neiman Marcus will be ready to open by the spring of 2012.
The barricade is necessary for safety reasons. It will consist of chain link fencing with a green mesh cover, and it will run along Mt. Diablo Boulevard, South Main Street, and the pedestrian corridor inside Broadway Plaza. During the course of the construction, the barricade will have to be moved many times, so Macerich is asking for a more temporary barricade--such as the fencing, rather than a plywood barricade.