The Brunswick City Council decided to delay construction of a new public works building in order to see more designs. 

John Strong, a project manager with Clark, Azar and Associates, brought plans before the council at its Tuesday meeting. In discussions, Councilman Nathan Brown asked if the facade was finalized, saying the residences would be around the building. He questioned if the building looked too much like a prison, adding that the facade was harsh. 

"You're putting an office building in a residential neighborhood," Brown said. 

Strong told council members that redoing the plans for the facade could delay the project and the new design could raise the cost. 

Councilman John Dayton said that the council needed to consider the financials as well as the building's design.

"I think we should be careful that it doesn't look like something you don't want to live next to," Dayton said. 

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I guess the new building next to the downtown that is a prime example of urban decay moght upset the locals

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