Green River Star -

By David Martin

Lincoln tract B vacated


The city doesn’t want the old Lincoln High School football field anymore.

The Green River City Council decided to vacate the property, finalizing the process during a Wednesday night meeting last week by approving the third reading of a resolution to vacate the land from public use.

The complete property, which encompasses three tracts of land originally occupied by Lincoln High School, was initially dedicated as city park land in 2012.

Vacating the property signals potential interest in the land for residential development. Tract A, which was previously vacated by the Council, is now the site of a housing project initiated by New Peak Construction.

A third and smallest section of land, known as Tract C, is still under city ownership. Tract C was initially considered as part of the vacation, but was removed for the possible creation of a walking path.

Tract B is the former track and field portion of the old high school property and was initially designated as a walking track after the high school building was demolished. Initial plans were to turn the area into a public park, but diminishing revenue and a change in priorities resulted in those improvements never coming to fruition.

Prior to a public hearing regarding the two tracts of land in April, Laura Leigh, director of community development, told the Green River Star New Peak Construction has interest in acquiring Tract B for additional housing.


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