On Long Island, Scott Eidler notes the Nassau County Legislature has "approved a plan and a lease amendment" giving BSE Global, the operator of the NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum and the project's master developer, "exclusive rights to propose building on the 72 acres of vacant blacktop surrounding the arena." The approval was a "critical first step in the process of realizing" a $1.5B "proposed vision for a 'new suburbia' known as the Nassau Hub in Uniondale" (NEWSDAY, 12/18)
WE CAN WORK IT OUT: Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said that she believes Pimlico Race Course "can be demolished and rebuilt without temporarily relocating the Preakness Stakes." In Baltimore, Luke Broadwater noted Pugh "agrees with the Maryland Stadium Authority’s suggestion" that a $424M rebuild of the track is needed. However, she "believes the demolition and construction can be done in phases in order to the keep the Preakness" in the Park Heights area (BALTIMORE SUN, 12/15).