Restart of Quincy downtown project likely to be delayed for months

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A revised contract governing Quincy’s $1.6 billion downtown redevelopment probably won’t be in place until late summer, developers and city officials said, delaying the resumption of construction months longer than anticipated.

Amid rising costs, the Merchants Row portion of the project was suspended in November and is being redesigned. All sides have said that construction would not resume until the contract has been revised to adapt to changing market conditions. But officials’ comments in the past few days have given the clearest indication yet of how long the delay is likely to last.

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