(Washington, DC) — The groundbreaking was in 2007. Construction was supposed to begin in 2008. One year later, and the MLK Memorial Foundation says it’s still waiting on a building permit from the U.S. Park Service to begin construction of a memorial to Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.MLK Memorial Foundation President Harry Johnson says he’ll attend another meeting tomorrow with Park Service officials. He admits there’s been a lot of back and forth over design issues. First, there was an issue over the stature of King itself. Then, Park Service officials felt there should be more security enhancements to the memorial complex. Johnson also says they’ve been able to raise about 106-million dollars toward their 120-million-dollar goal. The MLK Memorial will be built on a site along Washington’s Tidal Basin, overlooking the Jefferson Memorial.

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