Below is a map of part of Riverwalk, marked are the lots owned or controlled by the developer. I urge each of you on council think about the future of this corner and the last section of Riverwalk, as any land swap or deal is discussed. These parcels are in a key location on the corner, in that little if anything can be done with the rest without them.
In the past offers were made in exchange for the city/CRA owned funeral home property. The exchanges worked on vale per square foot or offered a swap for area east of the walkway that was of no use to the developer or city and has grass and protected mangroves. No profit can or would be made, only the expense of mowing or the absence from the tax roll. In my view the trade was for a needed key piece in exchange for land that would remain landscape and maintained by the city. A poor deal for the city and it’s investors, stakeholders, taxpayers.
I urge each of you on council to not consider any deal or swap that does not acquire for the CRA/city the parcels on the Dunlawton corner.
All dollar values aside putting the corner together so that it can be fully utilized without further dealing, is the goal I would like to see the city seek. Once assembled the city/CRA could lease, sell or use that corner. If not we can be sure to be going around and around again to finish the Riverwalk.