Redstone Commons development in limbo until city upgrades sewer line

Published: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 03:31 PM.

A call to McCormick for comment was not returned.

Costly alternative

The council and Public Works staff leaned toward the second option, which would entail using existing easements but would cut through the shopping mall site — "a less than optimal solution," Shirley's letter stated.

The cost of pipe-bursting, $586,000, could be partially covered by $264,000 held in escrow to build the 15-inch line, provided it could be lawfully applied to the 12-inch line, Steele said.

An additional $300,000 in sewer impact fee money is available, but Steele cautioned that using it for the sewer line would leave no money in reserve to cover an emergency.

Steele said he would review currently funded public works projects to determine if some could be delayed to allow money allocated toward them to serve as an emergency fund if needed.

"The best option would be for every party that signed that agreement to move forward," Steele said.

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