An ordinance introduced at Monday night’s City Council meeting will facilitate the continued use and expansion of the City Nursery. The nursery is located immediately to the North of the property in question, 424 Sixth Street, owned by Paul Khoury and Charles Stephen Wiggins.
The property was appraised for $240,000. The ordinance will authorize Mayor Lee Posey to execute a cash sale deed for $200,000 with acceptance of a donation for the remaining market value of the property ($40,000).
The nursery has been growing more plants in-house over the last 2.5 years at its location on Sixth Street (the old public works facility). With the purchase of a green house and the planned purchase of a shade house, the 2 acres included in this acquisition will provide ample space to install these buildings.
An old beverage distribution facility, there’s a 15,000 square foot climate control warehouse, and another 8,000 square feet worth of office and warehouse space.
This expansion will allow the City to continue growing its beautification efforts, moving it up to levels surpassing what’s been done previously.