Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Capodagli Back For Vote

Late in Monday’s City Council meeting, officials said conditional designation of a developer for the East Third/Richmond site will be added to tonight’s agenda.

There was no document available Monday for the public to view, but other developers have been given 90 days to work out agreements for their projects. Capodagli Property Company of Pompton Plains is the proposed developer for the East Third/Richmond site and is likely to get the same arrangement.

A redevelopment study and plan for the site was pushed through the Planning Board and council in September, but the name of the developer was not revealed until mid-October (details here). But then the conditional designation was pulled from the agenda and only resurfaced now. The council met in closed session Monday with company representatives and apparently resolved issues that caused the delay.

The project drew criticism from both council members and property owners near the proposed site after it was unveiled. Owners including Larry Thul, whose family business has been here 93 years, said the location was not good for condo development and the concerns of business owners were not considered. To see all the blog entries on the subject, key in “East Third” in the search box at the top of the blog.

--Bernice Paglia


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