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January 31, 2013

A call to compromise

NRA, city seek consensus with supporters of open waterfront

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Last night, city Planner Andy Port and senior project manager Geordie Vining took major roles in explaining possible scenarios and in moderating the spirited debate.

Holaday, who appeared to be refocusing the parameters of the debate, was the lead figure and she said she is willing to look at an alternative plan soon to be proposed by architects retained by COW.

That plan is expected to be made public within a week and reportedly has one salient characteristic — no commercial structures.

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