Developer seeks damages from Cranston, alleges political interference on Costco project

COASTAL PARTNERS, a developer that had proposed a project to bring a Costco to the property currently occupied by Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment, has filed a demand letter to the city of Cranston seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages, alleging political interference. Above, a proposed site plan for the project. / COURTESY CRANSTON CITY COUNCIL
CRANSTON – The developer behind a proposal to build a Costco at the Mulligan’s Island Golf & Entertainment site has filed a demand letter to the city seeking up to $46 million, alleging that former Mayor Allan W. Fung, Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins and Carpionato Group LLC have sought to purposely kill the project. Coastal…

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  1. Another mess in Cranston where the prevailing characteristic is mediocrity and NIMBYism. I have to keep an open mind on what Allan Fung has to say, but in truth he is one of the most incompetent and visionless politicians around. Cranston specializes in low cost, ugly, poorly maintained public buildings especially the schools – many examples abound but Cranston West High School is the perfect eyesore. Why be any different when it comes to supporting private investments.