A little more than a year ago, developers from Klas Properties joined with landlords to oppose a project at the former Cooper Motors site that would have built commercial units and modern student housing. They objected to a $50,000 city contribution for hazardous waste mitigation that the developer would have received at the Lullabye site they were proposing to develop at the same time.
Now Klas Properties is demanding $750,000 from the city to proceed with their project. The city should reject this handout, to be funded by the taxpayers of Stevens Point. The project to develop dental and physician facilities at this convenient, accessible site should stand on its own merits without subsidies from Stevens Point.