WECRD purchases Railroad Park, faces public criticism
The Western Elmore County Recreation District board faced public criticism when they passed a resolution to purchase Railroad Park from the Union Pacific Railroad during a meeting last week.
After decades of the city leasing the land, the railroad decided to put the property up for sale after labeling it a surplus property.
The city was unable to come up with the $65,000 to purchase the strip of land. The land is zoned for commercial or industrial, which opens it up for any developer to come in and build on the property.
Reporter's update: purchase price is $165,000.
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