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Arcadia : Agency Buys Railroad Land

December 06, 1990

The Arcadia Redevelopment Agency has approved paying $1.1 million for land owned by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co.

The agency Tuesday voted unanimously to buy the property, at 21 N. 2nd Ave., including a small portion of land north of Wheeler Avenue, abutting the railroad tracks. The agency also agreed to pay the railroad up to $5,000 for removing a side track connected to the main track.

Councilman Robert C. Harbicht said the agreement ends what he called a "friendly condemnation" process to acquire the 1.1 acres. The property falls under the city's Northwest Corner Project redevelopment area, which will be used to build a commercial center.

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