Why not redevelop the City Golf Course instead?

The golf course sits in the high hazard and conveyance flood zones. New development is not allowed in the high hazard zone, and it is significantly more difficult and expensive to build in the conveyance zone. Not to mention, putting people’s homes into high-risk flood zones is not the best option for public safety. Where the city owns public land in a flood zone, using that land to locate an amenity like a park or a golf course makes sense. Land that is permeable (not paved or built upon) absorbs and passes flood waters, which is a wise use of public land to help protect the rest of the city.

In contrast, BDU sits on high ground and is not in any flood zone.