According to Newsday, Bruce Ratner will be submitting a development application to the Town of Hempstead by the end of this year. The development application is the next step for Ratner in hopes of getting his Coliseum plans off the ground. Construction is scheduled to start next August after the Islanders officially leave the Coliseum and is projected to take 15-18 months to build.
On top of submitting the development application by the end of the year, Ratner is also hoping to have a naming rights deal agreed to by then. A condition of any naming rights deal is that Veterans Memorial must be kept part of the name, Newsday reports.
Like I mentioned in a post last month, I am hopeful everything goes well with this and we end up getting the new Coliseum we have deserved for long time. However, given the track record of the people in power in this area why does anyone suddenly think they will do the right thing and these plans will ever see the light of day?