Sunday, July 05, 2015
Star Has A Peculiar Watchdog Report On Westfield Developer
When I read the headline of an Indianapolis Star story by Chris Sikich, "Hamilton County developer works for the city--and himself," I thought it would be a rare, hard-hitting investigative report by the newspaper. After taking the time to read the lengthy story about real estate developer and attorney Steve Henke's work for the City of Westfield under a $675,000 contract for work on the city's Grand Park project while simultaneously working on his adjacent Chatham Hills residential development and other land owners, I was left wondering, "Where's the beef?" Henke is probably so pleased with the story, he will likely have it framed to hang on his wall. Developer Paul Estridge is probably scratching his head wondering why he even bothered to complain to the newspaper about what he perceived as a troubling aspect of Henke's self-dealing.