Grand Island City Council approves acquisition to purchase land near 911 center

The Grand Island City Council approved an acquisition to buy a piece of land that could one day...
The Grand Island City Council approved an acquisition to buy a piece of land that could one day become a park or a place for a city pool.(KSNB)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 3:53 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island City Council approved an acquisition to buy a piece of land that could one day become a park or a place for a city pool.

The city council unanimously approved the acquisition 10 to 0.

The land is located just west of the 911/Emergency Management Center near 13th Street and North Road.

Back in 2017, council approved an agreement where the city leased and later bought the land to build Fire Station #4 and the 911 Center. The agreement included an option to purchase an additional lot of land just to the west for $136,482.50.

According to a council memo, Grand Island Parks & Recreation Director Todd McCoy said the Lot 3 in Hanover Third Subdivision is ideally located for providing recreational opportunities in the western areas of Grand Island where residential development has been seen and continue into the future.

The property is approximately 4.5 acres in area, which is comparable in size with Lincoln Park and Sothman Park.

The memo said the land could accommodate a neighborhood pool, splash pad, or other public park and recreational uses.

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