Without any meaningful assurances of funding or approval, Archer invested about $3 million in architecture, legal, environmental and other fees to prepare and present.
According Archer’s Form 990 tax reports for 2012 and 2013, Archer paid:
- $1.532,531 ($548.780 and $983.751) to Architecture fees to Parallax Inc.
- $1,044,097 ($354.137 and $690,060) to attorneys Latham and Watkins.
- $158,469 to traffic consultants Fehr and Peers.
- $108,172 for public relations to Sugerman Communications Group
Total of $2,843,269.
These expenses were paid by July 1, 2013 and do not include amounts paid thereafter (not yet reported) including a very substantial amount to create a new plan to reflect the concessions made by the Board in October, 2014.