Green River Star -

By David Martin

Lincoln tract C off the table


The Green River City Council decided to keep tract C of the Lincoln High School properties, keeping hope alive the city will transform the land into a park.

Previously, discussion about vacating the tracts centered on requiring developers to develop tract C into a walking park, an idea originally proposed years ago. Speaking about the proposed vacation of both tracts, resident Misti Zimmerman said the previous Council promised the land would be turned into a park.

The city’s parks and recreation board recommended both tracts be vacated without turning tract C into a walking park, citing requirements for developers to build sidewalks in their subdivision as well as the fact the city has 24 parks, two of which located on the north side of the city.

Councilman Allan Wilson questioned the number of parks in the city, suggesting if the city wants to increase the number of houses within its limits, it should vacate other parks, such as Hutton Park II, which is near the original Hutton Park. Wilson also argued a walking park at tract C wouldn’t require the type of turf or greenery other parks have, which would result in a lower cost to the city when a future Council decides to undertake the project.


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