East Haven could soon be the new home of a "major technical university," according to the new quarterly report from the town's Economic Development Coordinator Alexander Sulpasso.
In his report, which was released yesterday in advance of the Economic Development Commission's regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 24, Sulpasso reports that his department currently is in negotiations with the unnamed technical school to move to a spot along the town's Route 80 corridor.
There is no word yet, however, on what location along Route 80 the school is interested in, or the name of the school the town has been talking with.
In his report, Sulpasso said the town has also been in negotiations with a green technology company, nonprofit organizations, as well as "several high end retail/service establishments."
But, like the school, no names or potential locations have been released.
"Until negotiations are finalized, the privacy of the individual entities remains protected," Sulpasso stated in his report.
Mayor April Capone also declined to comment on the potential of the possible economic development project, according to a New Haven Register report. Capone, a Democrat running this fall for her third term as East Haven's mayor, said she would discuss the matter only if and when an agreement is signed.
In the same article, however, former five-term East Haven mayor and current Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Maturo Jr., said having a technical college move into a location along Route 80 would be “a big step in the right direction" for the town. But, he added, that after 10 years in office he had learned to be skeptical of “any kind of press three weeks” prior to an election.
Sulpasso's full quarterly report can be found on East Haven Patch . And the agenda for the next regularly scheduled Economic Development Commission meeting is posted in the gallery to the right that accompanies this article.