Mayor Nutter should be basking in one of the biggest development projects to come together on his watch. But instead, the administration managed to come away from a good deal looking bad.
Even in reaching a settlement, the Nutter administration still managed to squeeze $100,000 from the owner of the property. The administration caved from its original demand, but still sent the wrong message in the end.
At issue was a lawsuit the city's Redevelopment Authority filed in December against the land-owner, Stephen Klein, after he struck a deal to sell the property for $7.5 million to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.