As Duggins juggles hats and pay stubs, Redevelopment seeks a developer to shower with largess.


When the newspaper reported this story several days after you read it here first …

Public Housing Putsch ’17: Gahan, Trump remain in lock step as sycophants queue after the NAHA’s director of finance resigns.

… it was noted that David Duggins remains on the city’s payroll. But can he be on the city’s payroll at the same time as serving as interim NAHA director? Isn’t this both a federal and state violation?

By the way, if anyone knows the identity of the new insurance carrier for NAHA employees, can you let the Green Mouse know? Seems the bobbleheaded board of sycophants tabled the vote at the last public meeting, then took it into a closed door meeting.

According to Gahanism, this suggests a successful bid by Bob Norwood, who also is seated on the board. But what do we know?

Oh, yes; there’s this. Redevelopment is looking for someone to subsidize. Have I started inadvertently repeating myself?

New Albany officials ask developers for ideas on Market Boy, Tommy Lancaster properties, by Elizabeth Beilman (Gahan Fluff Monster)

Redevelopment commission hoping for mixed use developments

NEW ALBANY — The famous Tommy Lancaster Restaurant and Market Boy Grocery are only memories to locals now, but soon the empty properties could hold brand new developments.

The New Albany Redevelopment Commission is advertising a request for proposals for the Market Street properties, as well as a grassy lot along Bank Street near the Underground Station.

“They’re properties that have been underdeveloped … in the case of Tommy Lancaster and Market Boy, they were blights to the neighborhood,” New Albany Redevelopment Director David Duggins said.

The commission is asking for mixed-use developments for both, a concept that involves first-floor retail and upper-floor residential space often seen in urban settings.

The proposals don’t request anything more detailed than “mixed use,” in terms of the type of development. The commission is asking developers provide specifics on construction timeline, funding and other matters.

“Basically, [the proposals] ask for a developer to come to us to say what they would do there,” Duggins said.