Robert Christoph, developer of Steelpointe Harbor, will receive an infrastructure windfall courtesy of $11 million secured by Congressman Jim Himes from the federal Department of Transportation to revitalize a portion of the East Side for a planned mega mixed-use development.
At Monday night’s City Council meeting, with Christoph in attendance, Bob “Troll” Walsh launched into a rant that is unique to the Troll questioning the checks and balances involved in the acceptance of the grant, how much public money will supplement the project and when the city will actually receive tax revenue from the project.
What gives? Is a dose of skepticism warranted? The development location has been promoted, pushed, pushed back, reignited, extinguished, reinvented, redrafted for nearly 30 years. It has involved decades of property transaction, relocation, site clearance, development rights, etc. through six administrations.
Hopefully, we’re closer to the end to of this project than the beginning. Would be nice to experience SteelPointe instead of Steal or Stale Point.