City to buy 32 acres for $350KThe Tolleson City Council unanimously approved a purchase agreement on Sept. 24 between the city and Clinton Campbell, Contractor Inc., officials said.

The city will purchase about 32 acres of land for $350,000, which is about 25 cents a square foot, City Manager Reyes Medrano said.

“Great opportunity to purchase the land at a low cost,” said Paul Magallanez, economic development director.

The land will be the site of a future municipal park, but the development of the land is unknown at this time, Magallanez said.

In the long term, the purchase is “a great benefit to the city,” he said.

The land is between 85th and 86th avenues, north of Taylor Street in Tolleson, officials said.

The location is known as the Phoenix Brickyard Quarry; red clay used to be extracted from the mine for the construction of red bricks, Magallanez said.

J. Bowers & Associates LLC conducted a Phase I environmental site assessment of the land. In August, a final environmental report was prepared, which the seller paid for, officials said.

The results for the environmental report came back clean, City Attorney Scott Ruby said.

Both parties are proceeding with finalizing the sale agreement, Ruby said.

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