As if it needed another twist, the proposed grocery store, restaurant and gas station got one.
The city's Redevelopment Authority is scheduled to take up the project Wednesday and early indications are the committee isn't happy that project is expected to cost less than $5 million to build (how much less is a matter of dispute).
But Tom Tousis, who wants to build on the vacant lot at the corner of Washington Avenue and West Boulevard, is responding to the city with a cryptic agenda item that could further complicate a complicated project.
Tousis sent the city a letter requesting the RDA add an agenda item that reads, "Concerns about the condition of West Racine Redevelopment site (Washington Market site) and liability issues resulting from recent discovery." Tousis' team won't reveal what the "discovery" is until Wednesday's meeting.
It should make for interesting discussion, especially since it was added to the agenda right after the committee takes up Tousis's request for an extension for the West Racine redevelopment project.
The bigger question, though, may be whether the RDA pulls enough members together to hold a meeting. The RDA has canceled its last two meetings due to a lack of quorum.