Lakeside Park Donor Group Says Latest Site Locations Not Viable
The donor group that has committed nearly $6 million in private funding to assist in building a restaurant/multipurpose building at Lakeside Park, has said the three new options given to them by Fond du Lac City council are not viable.
That news was delivered by City Manager Joe Moore in a memo sent Friday to Council. Going into the meeting this past Tuesday, there were two options that Council had at its disposal:
1.) Lakeside Forward (LSF) builds the restaurant/multipurpose building on Lighthouse Peninsula as per the Enhancement Agreement.
2.) City terminates the Enhancement Agreement.
During its May 4 meeting, Council developed three additional siting options, each contingent on Lakeside Forward’s acceptance:
A.) LSF to construct the restaurant/multipurpose building east of the Marina and South of the Yacht Club
B.) LSF to construct the restaurant/multipurpose building on the east side of Oven Island
C.) LSF to construct the restaurant/multipurpose building between Frazier Drive and the lakeshore north of Main Street.
On Thursday, May 6, 2021, LSF offered an additional option for Council consideration: although its preferred location is the current site on Lighthouse Peninsula, LSF would support relocating the restaurant/multipurpose building west of its current site. As a result of these proposals and counterproposals, there are now three remaining options for consideration:
- Lakeside Forward (LSF) builds the restaurant/multipurpose building on Lighthouse Peninsula as per the Enhancement Agreement.
- City terminates the Enhancement Agreement.
- City authorizes Lakeside Forward to construct the restaurant/multipurpose building west of the current site on Lighthouse Peninsula.
Council is set to meet Wednesday night to decide the next steps.