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Alexandra Pushing Back Decision On Waterfront

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The decision is whether to allow hotels along the waterfront, a use that is currently not allowed, and whether to increase density at three sites expected to be redeveloped in the near future. Advocates of the plan say it would increase the tax base and pay for flood mitigation while opponents say it would increase traffic and choke the city's colonial streets.

Mayor Bill Euille is one of the plan's biggest supporters, and he was pushing the council to take a vote before the summer recess. But it became clear the votes weren't there to make that happen.

"If we can do it in September, fine,” says Euille. “But the vote certainly doesn't have to occur in September as long as we can get it done sometime before the next decade."

Both sides are planning to sharpen their arguments for when the debate starts again this fall.

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