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Federal Way performing arts center is shortsighted investment | Letter
Assuming it will take $35 million to build the Performing Arts and Conference Center, that represents a tax burden in some way shape or form that each and every adult and child in our fair city will have to pay to build this structure.
To me, it is unthinkable that our mayor and Council are ramming this down our throats without a vote of the taxpayers. I am additionally concerned the site is a very poor one, unless you happen to be a motel/hotel owner.
If there were ever a block that cries out for an upscale high rise development, it is that one. By building on the best-view lot in the downtown area a low-rise building, you deny the taxpayers decades of tax revenue to be generated from a private development.
Yeah, times are tough right now but the Performing Arts and Conference Center on that site seems to be a very shortsighted investment and one I do not wish to encourage or pay for.
Geoffrey C. Kelly, Federal Way