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Appleton City Notes: No progress leads to exhibition center nudge

10:44 PM, Aug. 3, 2013
A conceptual development drawing for the proposed Fox Cities Exhibition Center in Appleton gives a view from Lawrence Street.
A conceptual development drawing for the proposed Fox Cities Exhibition Center in Appleton gives a view from Lawrence Street.
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An ambitious plan to build a $25 million exhibition center downtown is stuck in neutral and an alderman wants to nudge the process along.

Alderman Jeff Jirschele introduced a resolution to hire a consultant to take stock of the negotiations and update the viability of the project. The project manager comes with a $25,000 price tag.

"This came out of a sense frustration," Jirschele said. "We have to recognize we have the will and enthusiasm, but may not have the strategic or tactical wherewithal to get it done." ...

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