In May, the City Commission approved the $600,000 purchase of the former Pinecrest Golf Course property just north of Taylor Lake Park.
The goal was to turn the 21.4-acre site into a regional stormwater retention area that could aid private construction in the medical arts district to the north.
But before the city would close the deal with OB Golf Investment Group LLP, it paid $230,000 to a consultant to determine if the site at 1200 8th Ave. SW could even be used for stormwater management purposes.
The study is complete and the answer is yes, according to Jerald Woloszynski, the city’s director of Engineering Services, who presented the results to the commission Nov. 15.
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