How unusual is the decision by Gateway National Recreation Area officials to constantly give a developer more time to come up with the financing to restore and commercialize buildings at Fort Hancock?
Apparently pretty unusual according to a survey by the Asbury Park Press.
The newspaper contacted park officials at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas and at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California about how they handled similar matters, and in both cases officials said they required financial documentation before they allowed the projects to move forward.
At Gateway, Superintendent Richard Wells couldn't explain the different way things were handled.
"Our expertise is in protecting public lands," he told the newspaper. "We're not in real estate."
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