City purchases 29 acres for open space
(Dec 13, 2012)
On Dec. 12, the city purchased 29 acres of land for open space south of 108th Avenue between Wadsworth Parkway and Wadsworth Boulevard.
The property was purchased from Bonnie Stewart for $836,000 using City of Westminster open space funds and a grant of $200,000 from the Jefferson County Open Space program.
This parcel is undeveloped except for two small homes along 108th Avenue which will eventually be demolished. Most of the land is native grass land with large cottonwood trees located along 108th Avenue.
The acquisition preserves beautiful views to the south of 108th Avenue and the rural feel of this part of Westminster.
In the future, a trail will be constructed across this property to connect the Green Knolls subdivision to the future trail planned along Walnut Creek to the south.
Acquisition of this property furthers the City Council’s goal of “Beautiful and Environmentally Sensitive City.”