Park Board Approves Acquiring New Property

The Elmhurst Park Board has approved the purchase of the property at 447 Armitage Avenue, adjacent to Berens Park. The District’s strategic objectives include acquiring property to increase open space in the community and property adjacent to existing park property is identified as particularly desirable in the District’s strategic plan. The purchase price of $292,500 for the Armitage Avenue property was approved by Resolution R-05-16 at the Monday, October 11, 2016 Park Board meeting.

In the months ahead, the District will determine the best short and long term use of the new park property while considering resident feedback from the upcoming fall 2016 Community Needs Assessment, in addition to the findings and recommendations of the District’s Comprehensive Plan, scheduled for completion in spring 2017.