A local developer is looking to make a complicated deal with the city of Watertown.
In a layered process, Mike Lundy wants to purchase nine holes from the Watertown Golf Club at Thompson Park (the city owns the other nine). And, according to the Watertown Daily Times, Lundy would then give Watertown the land, meaning the city would own all 18 holes.
In exchange, Lundy wants the city to trade him 15 acres near the Gotham Street entrance to the park in order to build 32 townhouses.
The Times reports Lundy would still operate the course, rebuild the clubhouse and create something of an events center under the multi-year agreement.
Before any deal can actually be worked out and signed off on by City Council, several zoning laws and regulations would need to be modified.
The owner of Ives Hill Country Club has previously said any deal with the Golf Club is a "bail out."