Seattle's $490M NBA Arena Project Hits Enviro Hurdle

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT) -- The progress of a $490 million proposal to build a new basketball arena in Seattle hit a road bump Tuesday when a commission formally asked that an environmental report be undertaken before the city commits to the project.

In an unanimous vote, the Port of Seattle Commission passed a resolution requesting that an environmental impact statement be issued before a memorandum of understanding with the developer is approved and inked by the Seattle City Council. Several commissioners and speakers voiced concerns that the deal, announced by...
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