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    Big plans for New Haven's Coliseum site

    (6/6/2013) New Haven Register - Canadian developer Live Work Learn Play lived up to its name with a presentation about its ambitious plans for the old Coliseum site that — if actually built over the next several years — could make people forget the place where Elvis sang, families watched the circus and hockey players roamed.

    Backed by a lush mural of community gardens and picnicking on the cafeteria wall at Hill Central Music Academy, top company officials including Max Reim, his father, Bill Reim, and Kiran Marok spoke of a dynamic, mixed-use project starting with 524 apartments and 52,000 square feet of public space. They spoke of rooftop gardens and a pool that would be open to the public, hundreds of new jobs, businesses that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle, slow food to help make this “a great world food mecca,” a place for gathering and social connections, stitching the city’s neighborhoods back together, creating a “dynamic urban village” and making it uniquely New Haven-flavored.

    Max Reim said the company even searches and does “casting” to find the best of the best food and retailers.

    LWLP has done it in other cities and college towns, and Max Reim said the huge project evolved out of the company’s association with Newman Architects on York Street. The group noticed exciting projects at Yale, Gateway Community College, the Ninth Square and 100 College St..

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    Max Reim of Live Work Learn Play.
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    Max Reim of Live Work Learn Play.

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