Hempstead Town has met with potential developers for the Nassau Coliseum property, Town Spokesman Mike Deery told Patch on Thursday.
"We've made ourself available to developers and we have met with developers," he said.
While Deery couldn't get into specifics about who the developers were, he did confirm that they were "serious" developers.
Newsday's Robert Brodsky questioned Town Supervisor Kate Murray on Wednesday as to whether or not an arena would be part of any developments currently being proposed.
According to a tweet from Newsday's Patrick Whittle [paid link]:
Brodsky, needling again, asked if developers assume arena will be part of property. "I don't think they verbalized that," [Murray] said.
While the town is fielding questions about the property, it is not responsible for negotiating any type of deal with a developer. The negotiations would fall on Nassau County.
Deery said that much of the discussion between the town and the developers has been in context to the town's development zone on the Coliseum property. Specifically, Deery said the town has been fielding questions regarding height, density, roadway analysis and other "technical aspects of the zone."
The current development zone allows for 5.4 million square feet of construction, including all building and parking structures.
Among the types of development permitted in the newly created zone are convention halls, hotels, retail, restaurants, offices, residential units, entertainment uses and a new or refurbished Coliseum.
Horan Appointed to $98K Position with Hempstead Town
Pat Horan, the former director of the Town of Hempstead Animal shelter, has been appointed to a new position within the town.
According to the town, Horan's new title is engineering helper and her salary will be $97,959.
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Town Announces Free Basketball Clinics
Players and coaches from Hofstra's men's and women's basketball teams will work with youngsters this summer to improve their shooting, dribbling and passing skills. The free summer clinics are as follows:
- Tuesday, July 24: Averill Boulevard Park, Elmont at 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 25: Baldwin Park, Baldwin at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, July 26: East Village Green, Levittown at 6 p.m.
Clinics are free but pre-registration is required by calling (516) 292-9000, ext. 245 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Clinics will be an hour in length and each session is open to both boys and girls. Players will be grouped according to their skill level.
Participants will have the opportunity to win Hofstra tee-shirts and gift certificates. Youngsters may bring their own basketballs if they choose.
National Collegiate Athletic Association regulations prohibit high school students from participating in the clinics.
All clinic information and program updates will be available on the town web site at TOH.LI.