It's not ideal (the cost to clean up the former landfill might be prohibitive, for starters)...but as I wrote this summer, it's something. The county tried to move the project forward once, in 2010, before the economy doomed the deal.
But things may be back on track now as the Times' Tony Marrero reports, with three developers, including stadium-minded Darryl LeClair, bidding on the 240-acres of land at Toytown:
A Bay Buzz reporter who called Thursday was forwarded to a prerecorded message by Chris Eastman, Echelon’s chief development officer at Echelon, that confirmed the company submitted a proposal.The bids aren't public yet, so we don't know if stadiums were included in the plans, but a second bidder has an intriguing tie to stadium speculation - the LLC's name was "SunRay Park":
“Out of respect for the company’s process, we will not be commenting to the media at this time,” Eastman said.
SunRay Park remained a mystery Thursday. There's a SunRay Park and Casino in Farmington, N.M. but it's unclear if there's a connection. A message left at the casino was not returned.
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