City Parks eyeing purchase of Jackson Street property

Columbus Parks and Rec has been given access to the funds it needs to purchase additional space. City Council gave approval Tuesday night to provide an additional appropriation to purchase the property, at 1360 Jackson Street. Jamie Brinegar, the city’s director of finance, explains the deal…


Parks Director Mark Jones says that inspections of the site need to pass muster before the purchase can proceed.

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Jones says the property, which contains outbuildings, is desirable because it neighbors existing parks property and will serve well as a storage site.

Mayor Lienhoop recused himself and exited the chamber during this discussion as his aunt is the current owner of the property.

The site was formerly home to a machinery moving company.