I should be trumpeting this in the streets--the Council approved the purchase of the last remaining home/lot needed to finish up our new Park at the corner of 4th east and 4th north. The sales contract has been signed, the Council allocated the funds, and closing will come shortly. The house, which has been owned by the Oveson family, is the last link we needed. Our park will be nearly .90 acres, and the city could, if desired, expand that to the south, though I'm not going to hold my breath. The city will take possession November 15th, which gives the family time to empty out the home of any desired objects, etc. City staff is preparing requests for demolition bids, and that will likely occur this winter.
Definitely great news.
PS Don't forget the neighborhood meeting tonight at 7pm in the Farrer Library.