Monday, May 08, 2006

HHG's election stakes

It takes but a brief tour of HHG's website to understand how much the would-be redevelopers of ARTWORKS have riding on this election.

A glance tells us: "HHG, Roebling Redevelopment, and Crossroad Builders - are working together to restore or build 39 residences on the first two and a half blocks of Centre Street, the gateway to the Lamberton Historic District." There may be more in the works, of course. And that is simply HHG.

John Hatch, the first H, works for Clarke Caton Hintz architects out of the old West Trenton rail station. This small firm has been winning municipal contracts overwhelmingly: it's that part of the business that dominates their website. In Trenton, jobs have included the ballpark and the Roebling complex. A good friend to the Palmer Administration is worth money in the bank to this firm.

John Hatch is a community activist - good for him. But do his civic collaborators understand that he represents Mayor Palmer as much as himself in their councils?

Am I being unfair? I don't think so becasue in the upcoming election, HHG has much to lose and John Hatch most of all.

2 Comments:

Blogger Richard Layman said...

see my entry on the DC Growth machine, from Saturday.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the alternative to HHG development? It seems that the question is not "what does the Palmer administration have to gain?", but rather, "what does Trenton have to gain?" OK, HHG has something to gain; what has Trenton to lose?

7:36 PM  

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