Derry council discusses park as possible boost for downtown
Most recently, the council has faced the decision of what should be done with a parcel of town-owned property between Central Street and Sawyer Court.
Although the council approved the purchase of a multi-family building at 8 Central St. last year, the council voted down the purchase of a larger eight-unit building on Sawyer Court.
“One of the ideas was for a skate park,” said Cardon. “The thought was a good idea, but there would be a limited population using it.”
“The land is adjacent to the bike path and everyone could use it,” said Cardon. “It would bring some people into the downtown.”
In the shorter term, Cardon said the town should look at cleaning up the property near Abbott Court as well as looking at ways to clean up other downtown properties.
However, Councilor Al Dimmock said the town should not be in the real estate business and should sell the property it owns to a private developer.
Benson said the major discussion by the council over the past year has been to package the properties near Abbott Court and put out a request for private development.
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