Warner Robins closes on recreation property

chwright@macon.comApril 19, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- The city Friday completed the purchase of land intended for a recreation complex, according to City Attorney Jim Elliott.

Elliott said the property at North Houston and Elberta roads is officially the city’s after the final paperwork was signed. He said it took three months for the city to perform due diligence and round up the parties to sign documents.

City Council voted in January to buy the nearly 65 acres for $850,000.

Plans on exactly what will be built there are in flux. Recreation Director James Dodson presented a plan at council’s retreat in March, but council members said it was not what they expected.

The only agreement is the land will be used for recreation and incorporate the ball fields that had been promised behind Huntington Middle School for more than a decade.

Part of that sports complex land has been offered to the state for a $10 million veterans gateway center approved in the governor’s budget.

To contact writer Christina M. Wright, call 256-9685.

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