What’s it mean for Lindemann?
If Jerome and Ferguson acquire the entirety of Red Cedar, then where does that leave Lindemann’s plan to build a large-scale, low-impact storm water management system?
First of all, Lindemann said, his needs are flexible based on the final decision of voters and city officials. “I can work around virtually any kind of design,” said Lindemann — who notably was one of the eight members of the review committee that chose the Ferguson-Jerome plan.
“Whatever I don’t put on the golf course will have to go someplace else,” he said, referring to areas around Frandor that could make up the difference, such as the Michigan Avenue median. “What the city does with this property is up to the city. I’m not commenting whether it’s good, bad or indifferent.”
Lindemann also stressed the fact that the city has not settled on a final design or even developers. Depending on the outcome of the Council vote or the November vote, Hannan said, it may force the administration to revisit all five of the proposals or perhaps put a call out for more.
“Whatever proposal is chosen is going to be the subject of a lot of review by me,” Lindemann said.