December 13, 2009

Downtown hopefuls' plans are online

If you're interested in checking out the proposals offered by D'Amato and Renaissance, the two developers eyeing the chance to transform the former mall site, check them out online here.
By the way, I'm not sure who put them online on the city's website, but I hope they'll remain there even after one company is picked. The city would do well to adopt a policy of leaving everything it puts online there for good. It's virtually free to have it posted so why bother removing stuff? It just makes it harder for anyone in the future who's trying to trace what happened.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The difference is night and day. No contest!

Award it to Renaissance!

Slam dunk!

Anonymous said...

Oo true this is way over damatos head.

Anonymous said...

Not when he stands on Arts shoulders

Anonymous said...

Renaissance is the clear winner here. They have an intense vision and are willing to take a calculated risk in order to change things in our town. Just thier presentation quality alone speaks volumes. D'Amato's presentation looks like a highschool kid threw it together at the last moment...with 5th grader artowrk included. This sort of presentation may have been acceptable and persuading back in the 1970's....but this is 2009 folks. D'Amato's vision is clearly living in the past. This town lives in the past and is resistant to change...which is why we are falling so far behind. When will our leaders realize that the same ole crap...status quo doesn't work anymore!! Yes, D'Amato does good work. Yes they are local and can possible be more accountable for thier actions. But the vision just isnt there. Renaissance should be awarded the project. And D'Amato would be a good sub-contractor. Any one of our leaders who select D'Amato must be deaf, dumb and stupid. Although I will not be shocked one bit if they end up winning.

humbling said...

The best part of a blog-site is that everyone can go to one location and doesn't have to search to witness the stupidity of a vast majority of idiots.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the differences are night and day. I truly hope that our elected officials do not choose D'Amato. Renaissance has a clear plan for the downtown and an aggressive one. Their presentation is professional and very detailed. D'Amato's looks like it was part of a grammar school contest. Yes it may seem on the surface that if D'Amato is hired it will create a lot of local jobs but I think they would be the wrong choice. Please for the love of god choose the Renaissance proposal.

Anonymous said...

This is a "no brainer" decision from where I'm sitting. A world class downtown developer, with a proven track record, financially solid and recession proof, using his own first round start-up money, with great references and at no risk to the city. This a dream come true for the city. A once in a lifetime opportunity. This will be the ONLY chance at Bristol's downtown future we will ever have. Normally, all things being even, I am in favor of giving the job to the local guy, however, this isn't a garden variety sidewalk, paving or sewer line job. This is Bristol's future economic vitality. I'm sure Damato Realty knows they are out gunned with this proposal, but if they stay in the game long enough, I'm sure they are banking on at least some of the sub- contracted work which will undoubtly go to some of the locals. As a matter of fact, part of the final agreed upon proposal should include local jobs for local people.

Anonymous said...

9:49

Renassaince would not be trucking in many laborers. They said that they would use local people.

Anonymous said...

The idiots are Cockyane and Gamache who scan the blog critizing any one with a mind of their own.