“It’s just a tremendous building,” he said. “It’s a place where you could have not only educational programs for kids, but you could have family events and church picnics and all kinds of events going on there.”
Cahill said buying the property would provide a great resource for the community and for Parks and Recreation Department programs. It would also benefit the neighborhood by preserving the area as open space, he said.
Doig said the city could possibly lease the property for a year and generate revenue that could be used toward the sales price.
“They’re willing to be creative on the pricing to have the space preserved,” he told city councilors.
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