Four Developers Apply For Development of The Hub

It was reported today by Randi Marshall of Newsday that four developers have applied to become the master developers of the Nassau Coliseum area known as the Hub. (Photo Credit: Nuke812/Flickr) 

Per Newsday:

"Patchogue -based Baldassano Architecture submitted an application, managing partner Alex Badalamenti confirmed Tuesday. Garden City developer Breslin Realty also submitted its qualifications, a source said. They will compete with Plainview developer Donald Monti and Syosset developer Ed Blumenfeld."

Monti has already expressed a strong desire to keep the New York Islanders in Nassau County through is developments if he is chosen, stating in a previously printed Newsday article that losing the team would be a "travesty" and that his plans "will be with the Islanders staying."

This news comes exactly a year after the August 1st referendum failed, a vote that could have had a new Nassau Coliseum developed through public funds. 

These four developers have not submitted and development plans yet, as Randi Marshall has stated on Twitter. The request for qualification did not require any blue prints or details of what the developer would like to do with the hub

The next step is for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano to choose a developer, who will then have to work with Charles Wang and the New York Islanders with developing the site. That is, of course, if Charles Wang still wants any part of this.

There is still the chance that Wang is entirely fed up with Nassau County and will leave regardless of what proposal comes his way. 

In fact, Marshall linked to a Daily News article on Twitter that states that Bruce Ratner,  who is responsible for the development of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, is "trying like hell" to get the Islanders to move to his brand new facility. 

Stay tuned for more on this as it develops.

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In other news, Rick DiPietro has been officially removed off of the Injured Reserve. 

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