Originally written on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 7/8/12
By Christian Arnold  (@CA_NYHockey) Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano is releasing a Request for Qualifications on Monday in the hopes of finding a developer to renovate or build a new Nassau Coliseum and develop the surrounding area, according to Newsday. The deadline will be set for July 30 and seeks a renovated or new building for the New York Islanders, a 3,000- space parking garage, convention space, a biotech park, as well as retail and housing. The winning developer of the RFQ will be required to immediately begin negotiating with the Islanders and SMG, the Coliseum’s management company. The reasoning behind this latest attempt to jump start redevelopment at the Coliseum site is to make up the difference between what Isles owner Charles Wang is willing to pay and the total price for a new or renovated building. There is no word on how much Wang would contribute, but no county money is involved. It is a safe bet Wang will not submit an RFQ. In February team senior vice presi...
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