Industrial land recently purchased by the City of Richmond could be slated for a number of uses, including an urban park.
The city has bought a 6.6-acre parcel of land off the eastern end of Triangle Road, northeast of the Steveston Highway and No. 6 Road intersection.
As part of the purchase agreement, the former owner will pay for the soil on the site to be remediated to a standard that would allow it to be used as an urban park.
However, city spokesman Ted Townsend said an urban park was only mentioned in a request for proposals for an engineer to investigate soil remediation in order for the land to be remediated to the highest level.
We dont know what (the land) could be used for yet, Townsend said, pointing out that it made sense for the city to have the land to be repurposed to the highest level, especially if someone else was paying for it.
It could be a park, it could very many things. If it was remediated to an industrial level, then we decided it was to be a park, wed have to go back and do it again.
Doing it this way will give the city more options in the future, Townsend added.
Were nowhere close to having a vision of what this land could be used for, he said.
It was bought as a land-bank asset.
The city owns another parcel of land, 20 acres, to the south of the site in question. The land is currently leased out for vehicle storage.