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ATI: legal fees, operating losses no problem

June 8, 2005

Albany- Albany Tomorrow Incorporated has spent 13 percent more than they expected on legal expenses this year.

The group filed a lawsuit against Tampa firm RBK Architect, claiming they made errors and omissions that delayed the opening of the Riverquarium and the Adventure Center and upped the cost of the project.

Even with the financial setbacks, ATI says several downtown projects, including a new skate park should be completed before the end of summer.

"The rain is hurting us a little right now. There's a lot of mud over there. There's a 15,000 square foot concrete slab that has to be installed for all of the equipment to go in, and the building is going up at this time. There's a lot of anticipation. A lot of kids are looking for a safe place to skate," says ATI president Tommy Chatmon.

Rain is helping the First Tee project. Sod has been laid on the nine-hole course behind the Civic Center, and wet weather is helping the grass grow. It's expected to be open for golfers late this summer.


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