According to the Boston Phoenix, The Medford City Council voted down the proposed Medford Arts Center by one vote in their meeting on March 16. The Arts Center would have provided stable, long-term, affordable studio space for 24 artists in the old Swan School building. Apparently the snag included the amount of revenue that a condo developer, for example, could be able to generate over the amount of revenue generated by a bunch of broke artists.
News story courtesy of the Boston Phoenix.
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