SYRACUSE -- City leaders will sell a portion of a city park to a West Point developer for $1.9 million.
Details of the sale of 60 acres at Jensen Nature Park emerged last week, when the city council voted unanimously to approve the transaction with Irben Development LLC.
The sale was finalized by a 4-1 vote with little public comment.
Councilman Craig Johnson voted against the measure, saying he wasn't opposed to the deal but wasn't sure the pricing was in line with what residents deserve.
The land is being sold for $32,500 an acre and is in an area city officials speculate will be affected by future plans for the North Davis Corridor.
The corridor will run from Centerville to Weber County and is expected to pass through the southern end of the city in the area of the nature park.
Negotiations for the sale were conducted in closed session but emerged for public approval when finalized. There has been no public discussion of how the land might be developed.
City leaders have also talked about selling another 20-acre parcel in the park area in the southern part of the city.
The 60-acre parcel and the 20-acre parcel are each undeveloped. The parcels are at approximately 1375 West and 3700 South.
While there has been discussion about how revenue from the sale will be used, no final details have been disclosed. There has been discussion about putting any revenue back into a fund for other parks in the city.
City officials have described the property in the park potentially affected by the expected corridor as orphan parcels.