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File #: 16-0339    Version: 1 Name: 3/10/16 Resolution for Woodbury Purchase
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/2/2016 Final action: 5/2/2016
Enactment date: 5/2/2016 Enactment #: R-16-173
Title: Resolution to Approve the Purchase of 25.67 Acres of Parcel Tax ID Number I-09-325-008, Located at the Northeast Corner of Nixon and Dhu Varren Roads and Appropriate $277,000.00 from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage Proceeds (8 Votes Required)
Sponsors: Julie Grand
Attachments: 1. Nixon - Woodbury Purchase Maps.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve the Purchase of 25.67 Acres of Parcel Tax ID Number I-09-325-008, Located at the Northeast Corner of Nixon and Dhu Varren Roads and Appropriate $277,000.00 from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage Proceeds (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a resolution to purchase approximately 25.67 acres of open space land, which consists of a portion of the parcel located at the northeast corner of Nixon and Dhu Varren Roads.

The remaining parcel is currently undergoing a site plan development review (Nixon Farm East), initiated by Woodbury Management, Inc. The purchase by the City Parks and Recreation would be conditioned upon Woodbury Management, Inc. completing the purchase of the sites, which they currently have an executed option on from the Don Nixon estate. Per the request for park dedication during the site plan review, Woodbury Management is willing to donate a 6.58 acre piece of land that contains a wetlands on the site. The 6.50 acres represents the total acreage requested for the site plans - Woodbury Management, Inc. -- per the formula approved in the PROS Plan, based on density of the proposed developments. This resolution would approve the City Parks to purchase the remaining 25.67 of upland and wetlands on the site, bringing the total to approximately 32.23 acres of the site to be parkland.

The area to be purchased by the City Parks and Recreation features an upland savanna remnant and wetlands. This area provides the last link in a continuous greenway connecting Sugarbush Park, to Oakwoods Nature Area and Barclay Park through Nixon West to Foxfire East Park and Leslie Park and the Stamp Nature Area. The site contains state-protected false dandelion, Krigia biflora. The site would be maintained by the Natural Area Preservation staff, consistent with the adjoining and nearby natural areas.

An appraisal was completed for the purchase of the wetland and woodland portion of the si...

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