What’s that sound? You hear it, too?
It’s Bill Bardenwerper, Greg Fischer’s right-hand man who helps misguide him regarding matters of zoning, representing people who have decided to build a subdivision in the path of the East End bridge.
You know that even if they don’t end up building, that Bardenwerper will be able to get them paid mega cash. He makes it clear what he’s after.
The state is moving to condemn 11.28 acres of the site for the bridge. But attorney Bill Bardenwerper, who represents the landowners, says they’re pressing on because they have a right to develop the property.
Even if the Riverside Village subdivision is never built, he said, getting the plan approved could enhance the land’s value if the state takes part of it.
If the subdivision plan is approved, “that doesn’t mean it gets built,” he said. “But we’re entitled to that. We might as well get the darned thing approved.”
He added, “Then, I suspect they’ll (the state) make a more serious offer.”
“It’s more valuable than what the state offered,” Bardenwerper said, giving the figure as being in the low $100,000s per acre.
The state’s condemnation process could take a couple of months, bridges project spokesman Chad Carlton said. “It’s the taxpayers’ money,” he said. “We need this property, and we will be buying it.”
The paper will never reveal what’s really going on unless Dan Klepal gets to write the story. But maybe he will? Since this involves nearly everybody controlling Greg Fischer’s little puppet strings.