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  • City/RDA approve legal settlement with Milligan

    City/RDA approve legal settlement with Milligan

    “The plaintiffs in this case, the City and the Redevelopment Agency, will receive $1,350,000 in cash proceeds,” Corporation Counsel Mario Coppola said before the Council vote.

  • Norwalk political notes: Still waiting for the POKO settlement

    Norwalk political notes: Still waiting for the POKO settlement

    City website instruction NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: POKO settlement deadline pushed back – again Meek slams City website function, misses mark Rilling responds to Nashville shooting

  • Milligan agrees to settlement in POKO lawsuit

    Milligan agrees to settlement in POKO lawsuit

    Agreement is in principle; documents not drawn NORWALK, Conn. — A settlement has been worked out in the fiery legal battle between real estate broker Jason Milligan and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency and the City, legal documents filed Tuesday show. The apparent agreement comes on the heels of a settlement document revealing terms between the…

  • Norwalk video: Colorful Tyvek

    Norwalk video: Colorful Tyvek

    NORWALK, Conn. — Real estate broker Jason Milligan said he’s not responsible for the glowing colors on the Tyvek-wrapped Wall Street Place, though the lights appear to be coming from property he owns across the street. Wall Street Place has been stalled since 2016, earning a derogatory nickname, “The Tyvek Temple.” In 2021, the Planning…

  • Judge sends POKO lawsuit to jury

    NORWALK, Conn. — Jason Milligan is claiming victory in the latest ruling from the Court in the lawsuit filed against him by the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency and the City. Judge Sheila Ozalis ruled against the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgement, meaning she declined to decide the case based on the evidence, and it’s proceeding to…

  • Olson poised to exit ‘POKO’ lawsuit, leaving Milligan to battle ‘Mayorio’ alone

    NORWALK, Conn. — Richard Olson is attempting to settle the claims filed against him in the “POKO” lawsuit. A positive result would leave real estate broker Jason Milligan as the only original defendant left battling it out in court with the City and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency. Tuesday’s Common Council agenda includes “authorization to settle…

  • Meek alleges Dem majority cuts public out of conversation

    Lone Republican accuses Council of ‘contempt for anyone who dares participate’ NORWALK, Conn. — Common Council member Bryan Meek sees a larger pattern in Council President Tom Livingston (D-District E) refusing his recent request to include an item on the Council agenda. “We have a government firmly in place and mostly unchallenged that does not want…

  • Milligan drops opposition to Garden Cinemas demolition

    Everyone mum on ‘POKO’ lawsuit mediation NORWALK, Conn. — Neither side is divulging any information regarding the mediation session held last week in the lawsuit filed by the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency and the City against real estate broker Jason Milligan, under multiple legal entities, and other parties. Milligan, however, said he’s lifted his objection to…

  • Norwalkers plead for resolution as POKO lawsuit enters mediation

    NORWALK, Conn. — Jason Milligan got his long-desired day in the court of public opinion Monday, using a City Hall microphone to air his allegations that Norwalk Corporation Counsel Mario Coppola is making decisions to benefit himself, not the City of Norwalk, an argument he has wanted to make to Common Council members for years.…

  • Rilling: Milligan flouts rules; Milligan claims he ‘had a point’

    NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling released a statement Wednesday regarding real estate broker Jason Milligan’s behavior the night before. Milligan attempted to speak about the City’s legal department during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting under the guise that “Corporation Counsel” was on the agenda, though it was listed simply as a heading with no items…

  • Milligan draws attention to his ‘POKO’ arguments

    NORWALK, Conn. —  The “POKO lawsuit” made it to the Norwalk Common Council’s main stage Tuesday, even if it wasn’t on the Council meeting agenda. Mayor Harry Rilling ruled real estate broker Jason Milligan out of order and suggested he would have security called to remove Milligan from the Council chambers. Most Norwalk meetings, including…

  • Norwalk deserves transparency in Milligan settlement offer

    Last week, Jason Milligan sent to the Common Council the attached settlement offer.  On Thursday, I sent the attached resolution to the City Clerks and a request to have it included in Tuesday’s agenda.  This request was denied, not in writing but by evidence of agenda that has now been published. While the ability of…

  • Milligan’s lawyer reveals $4.5M settlement offer, gets threatened with sanctions

    NORWALK, Conn. — The latest chapter in the ongoing legal war over Wall Street area “POKO” properties includes information that a Redevelopment Agency lawyer said shouldn’t have been made public. Real estate broker Jason Milligan was recently given the opportunity to settle all of his legal actions involving the City and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency…

  • Judge rules against Milligan in zoning appeal of Wall Street Place

    Judge rules against Milligan in zoning appeal of Wall Street Place

    Milligan touts successes, promises sock stretching announcements Updated, 5:32 p.m. Wednesday: Settlement talks information. NORWALK, Conn. — Citibank’s plan to restart construction on Wall Street Place (oft-referred to as “The Tyvek Temple” or simply “POKO”) has cleared a hurdle, now that a State judge has ruled against real estate broker Jason Milligan.  Milligan had appealed the…

  • POKO Frustration: Some basic facts & some questions

    Facts: The POKO project has been in the works since 2004. It is a complicated deal and it has changed many times over the years Phase I construction started in 2015. It did not go smoothly and stopped after about a year and a half. POKO ran out of money and defaulted on its Citibank…

  • Combatants detail accusations in latest Milligan/Norwalk Redevelopment Agency legal battle

    NORWALK, Conn. — The war of words between real estate broker Jason Milligan and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency has escalated with reams of legal papers filed recently, as Redevelopment seeks to defeat Milligan’s attempt to overthrow its Wall/West Neighborhood Plan, approved by the Common Council in 2019. The wonky legal arguments stand alongside accusations developed…