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Red Cedar Development Battle Looms

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(WLNS) - The Red Cedar Renaissance project will turn the old Red Cedar golf course into a multi-million dollar living and shopping complex.

But before developers can begin construction the drainage system near the land has to be fixed.

The debate over who foots the bill for those repairs is already heating up.

The plan is still in its infancy and is already facing an uphill battle.

By law the drainage system serving the site and surrounding community must be improved before construction starts.

Attorneys representing the Frandor Shopping Center's owners filed a suit against the city of Lansing claiming the city plans to force surrounding property owners,

like Frandor, to pay tens of millions of dollars to fix the drainage for someone else's project.

Ingham County drain commissioner Pat Lindeman says the city doesn't even know what the drain system will cost yet and says the lawsuit is premature.

Joel Ferguson, co-developer of the Red Cedar Renaissance Project, share the blame for a drainage system that isn't ready for construction.

No matter who ends up paying what one thing is certain.

Developers have a long way to go before their plan becomes a reality.

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