MIVI Will Hold Public Consultation on US Embassy Land in Clayton
Thursday, March 04 2010 @ 10:06 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Public Consultation: The Mivi is holding a public consultation for this proposed zoning change today, Thursday, March 4, starting at 5:00 pm in the MIVI offices located in Edison Plaza. The U.S. Embassy said their representative Mark Parry and the Director for Administrative Affairs Johnny Lloyd will attend the meeting. However, the embassy clarified that they have not yet made a decision on what will be done with the land. Among the possible uses - the embassy is considering building single family homes or low-rise apartments for their employees. (Source: La Prensa)
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