PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Adjacent to the now-closed Open Meadow Alternative School is a 3-acre piece of property that may become a new park in Portland.
The city council will vote Wednesday on a plan to buy the land for $880,000, which some say is a deal for a piece of waterfront property in North Portland.
A copy of the purchase and sale agreement provided by Portland Parks & Recreation show the property was originally listed on the open market and the parks department began pursuing it in April 2014.
It would fill a “service gap” in the parks department — there is not a park in the neighborhood and having one would service nearly 800 households within a half-mile.
North Portland residents Noah and Emily Adler said they walk along the street often, but they’d rather walk through a park.
“I love having parks in my neighborhood and this is a beautiful space that we like to walk in anyway, so so it’d be nice to have a park in this place,” Emily Adler said.
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