obtained a draft of the proposal from sources closeto the hotel developer. But Rosen himself would not comment on its contents until the plan has been approved by theValue Engineering Committee set up by the local hospitalityindustry, Orange County, the city of Orlando and the Magic.

Magic executives and government officials haven't seen the plan, was told by hospitality consultants intimate with itsdraft.

At issue for the past two months has been the retrofit fundingfor the 12-year-old, 17,200-seat, 350,000-sf TD Waterhouse CentreDowntown. Magic executives maintain the retrofit will cost $75million and they are unwilling to commit a set amount for theproject until they can cut a new lease with the city. The new Rosenplan suggests the actual construction cost will be no more than $55million and possibly only $45 million.

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