UPDATE (3:15 PM): The meeting will be held at the Theodore Roosevelt Legislative and Executive Building, Ceremonial Chamber, tomorrow. The lease includes a commitment for the New York Islanders to remain at the renovated Coliseum through July 31, 2030.
Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi has called a press conference for noon tomorrow to announce a lease agreement between the County and the Lighthouse Development Group. This comes 2 days in advance of Charles Wang's stated October 3 deadline for certainty, and an agreement would mean that all future approvals leading up to ground-breaking would be in the domain of Kate Murray and the Town of Hempstead.
I have not yet received the media alert, and I will post details when I get them. Let There Be Light(house) will be there covering the event, and I hope to get some answers on my questions:
- How long are the Islanders committed to remain in the renovated Nassau Coliseum?
- How long is the lease on the land?
- How many of the Town of Hempstead's requirements are included in the agreement?
- Will the parameters change if the size of the project changes?
- How soon can the County Legislature vote on the lease, and is it assured of passage?