Just sell the land and get it over with

Here we go, the city has a ‘new plan’ on how to ‘get rid ‘of’ the RR Redevelopment land;

Available properties will be listed on the city’s website, and interested parties will need to file an application and submit other items including site plans and building renderings.

Planning and Development Services will then review submissions on their qualifications and willingness to follow property requirements listed for specific properties.

Purchase and development agreements will then be negotiated, and the City Council will be informed of the applicant and their concept.

We already paid to much for this dirty land and never put a plan in place to rid DTSF of significant rail traffic. As far as I am concerned it was a failure before the ink even dried. At this point I’m not sure why the city has to know all the details of a plan, doesn’t seem much different then an RFP process – though the city council will know more. I think the city should just put the land up for sale to the highest bidder, and as long as they are following zoning and building regulations, why does the city need to know specifics? Let a developer go through the normal channels they do with any project they are building on land they own, and NO TIFs or tax rebates. I think the sooner taxpayers are off the hook the better.


#1 D@ily Spin on 03.27.19 at 3:53 pm

A much better investment would have been swamp land in Florida. I’m sure railroad executives are still laughing.

#2 LJL on 03.28.19 at 1:28 pm

Could be a great place to park some trains!!!

#3 anonymous on 03.28.19 at 5:44 pm

I’m sure jeff scherschligt is hoping to get a bargain price on land for his cherpa II.