MSA's future: What will happen with redevelopment of the Market Square Arena site? Developers expect Peterson will leave the decision for the next mayor, or at least consult with Ballard. "This isn't a political decision," said Gerry Kosene, who is on one of two development teams that offered proposals. "Either the project makes sense or it doesn't. A good project is a good project."
Progress continues: Mayoral changes over the years haven't stopped some of downtown's major projects. One example is the transition from William Hudnut to Steve Goldsmith. Goldsmith grumbled about Circle Centre mall before he eventually embraced and completed the project.