^ She's just repeating the line, but it's nonsense. The tower and its associated wires were used as the
sole reason that Kenrick had to have big box. The developer said it, the consultants said it, and the old city administrator said it. Nothing else would work on the site.
Every single project rendering since that time has included the towers and wires exactly where they are today. The site plan that the developer submitted AFTER he was selected as developer had them as well. They're on the Patch site.
My guess is the developer is backing out and trying to come up with an excuse. Now Shrewsbury's screwed. They are obliged to work with this guy, but he has put the project on indefinite hold.
If anything, I'm guessing the landlord and property manager (who also happens to be the developer) is asking outrageous rent in order to drive the property into further decay.
And people were concerned that the 18-month timeline that Dierberg's/Capitol Realty wanted to invest in creating a project plan was too long