Tuesday, September 15, 2009
According to a co-chair of MDHA's Citizen Advisory Committee for the Salemtown Streetscape Project, the second project manager has been laid off by the landscape-engineering firm selected in 2007 to oversee design and construction of the federally funded project. The last time the firm, Ragan Smith, laid off a previous manager, delays and crucial mistakes occurred in the aftermath. The Salemtown project is scheduled to be finished in October, which will be over a year late. MDHA failed to communicate the new layoff to neighborhood leaders either at last week's CAC meeting or since.