Selling Underground is complex. The tiered mall straddles heavy rail and MARTA transit lines. It now involves privatized downtown streets and includes land acquired by the city that once belonged to the state of Georgia.
At a meeting with the editorial board of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday, Reed signaled that he might extend the deadline because of that complexity.
He repeated that on Tuesday.
“Everybody is working hard to close the transaction,” he said at the park ceremony. “It’s just highly complex. So I’m not going to blow everything up.”
Staff writer Scott Trubey contributed to this story.