City purchases 2.83 acres for open space
(Oct 03, 2013)
On Sept. 26, the city purchased 2.83 acres of land at 12620 Zuni St., which is north of 122nd Avenue on the east side of Federal Parkway, for open space.
The property was purchased for $450,000 using City of Westminster open space funds and a grant of $225,000 from the Adams County Open Space program.
This parcel contains a house and associated improvements which will be removed and the property will be re-vegetated as open space.
Purchasing this property for open space will provide a buffer to the Big Dry Creek Open Space and complete the city’s ownership in this area.
The city’s Open Space Advisory Board considers this purchase a high priority acquisition due to the goal of preserving at least 1,000 feet on each side of Big Dry Creek to serve as a wildlife corridor.
Acquisition of this property furthers the City Council’s goal of “Beautiful and Environmentally Sensitive City."