The $500 million project by developer Trammell Crow will include two high-rise towers with apartment, hotel, retail and office space.
Councilman Mike Martinez made the postponement motion to allow more time to work on improving several terms of the contract, but due to a large amount of speakers present, public testimony was allowed.
Among the speakers:
-Workers Defense Project reps, Construction workers' children and a worker, whose coworker died due to unsafe conditions: They all want to ensure worker safety terms in contract
-Advocates for better long-term housing affordability
Almost all who spoke supported postponement of the issue and the contract.
Mayor Leffingwell directed both issues to be addressed over next three weeks.
Councilwoman Laura Morrison said she agreed and believes that the GWTP sale and redevelopment is a public asset, but the public's concerns and needs must be met.
The consensus among members seems to be supportive of the sale of site, as long as these improvements are added to the contract.