Assistant City Manager John Danberg said the following... ..."proposed intermodal facility will be spread out, dispersed and scaled down in a grid form. Plans for the arena involve moving the location as far west as possible – close to the freeway on-ramp – that is not currently the most desirable." ..."arena will also be pushed below grade...normally arenas are 30 to 40 feet below grade, however, the proposed arena will be pushed even lower. With ground water and ground contamination issues...proposal would have a number of preventive design challenges." "Different modes of transit will be separated by streets and sidewalks so travelers are made to walk from one location to the next – getting more people on the streets...they made this decision based on the advice of the Urban Land Institute to not build a major facility that would act as a barrier to the other side of the tracks."