Mayor Buddy Dyer opted to delay a vote that had been scheduled for Monday. Dyer said he wants to form a committee to work on plans for the memorial.
The city had a tentative contract to buy Pulse for $2.25 million, about $600,000 more than what the night club was appraised for before the shooting.
“Due to the significance of this site, the Mayor believes it is appropriate to finalize the memorial process prior to purchasing Pulse,” the city said in a statement. “By deferring today’s agenda items the City can bring forward the purchase of the Pulse property and memorial process at the same time.”
Still, Dyer writes in a memo that, like it or not, Pulse is now a part of Orlando’s history.