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Published: Friday, 8/15/2008

Developer describes demands of 2 Toledo projects

Dillin Dillin

Developer Larry Dillin, who has been selected by the Finkbeiner administration to move along a $320 million development in East Toledo's Marina District and revitalize the area of the former Southwyck Shopping Center, is the guest on this week's edition of Deadline Now.

Toledo City Council last month authorized the sale of $8.2 million in notes, plus a number of permanent improvements for the $20 million public portion of the riverfront Marina District. Council is expected to vote Aug. 26 on authorizing a $1.5 million U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brownfield loan to Mr. Dillin to be used for environmental cleanup at Southwyck.

Mr. Dillin and Jack Lessenberry, the show's host and The Blade's ombudsman, talk about the challenges of both projects. They also discuss how the sluggish economy could affect the developments.

Deadline Now will be broadcast at 8:30 tonight and at 2:30 a.m. tomorrow on WGTE-TV, Channel 30.

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