The City Council Parks and Neighborhoods Committee will be asked next Thursday to approve the proposed purchase of a quarter-acre vacant lot at 4731 40th SW, as a future park site. According to documents made public today, they would be authorizing a purchase price of up to $1,440,000. We first reported four weeks ago on the city’s plan to buy the property with money from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy, approved by voters in 2008, including a $24 million acquisition fund to buy potential parkland in areas that don’t have enough – including The Junction. The price tag does not include money to actually turn it into a park; that would have to come from some other source at a later date. If the committee gives its approval on Thursday (December 6th), the full City Council would then be asked for final approval.
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