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The long-awaited decision on the controversial Navy Broadway Complex will have to wait another week.

Centre City Development Corp., the city’s downtown redevelopment arm, was scheduled to consider the massive development partnership between the Navy and developer Doug Manchester on Friday. However, CCDC said today that a decision by the city’s Development Services Division on whether a new environmental review should be done for the project has caused the organization to reschedule its decision for Oct. 25.

The city was scheduled to make its decision hours before CCDC’s Friday meeting. That analysis won’t be done until Oct. 18, CCDC said today.

The Navy and Manchester need CCDC to approve the framework of the project, and its delays have drawn criticism from the developer.

Some critics of the proposal say its environmental impact on the surrounding area must be revisited, as the project’s environmental impact report was completed 16 years ago.

For a good overview of the environmental review and the project itself, check out Evan McLaughlin‘s article last week. As Evan wrote, all these additional delays compound the work that must be done to meet the project’s Jan. 1 deadline.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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