Greenwood schools to use county land

Abandoned property would give district access to road

A vacant, abandoned piece of land will allow Greenwood schools access to a nearby road, if anything is ever built on property the school district owns.

The strip of land near the new Greenwood Middle School was given to the school district by the county as part of a certificate sale.

The land borders 14 acres of property the school district bought last year near the middle school. School officials have no plans to do anything with the property now, but if it is developed in the future, the new piece of land gives them access to nearby Apryl Drive from the north side of the property, Greenwood Schools Superintendent Kent DeKoninck said.

That means the property would have two access points to get in and out, which is ideal if the property were to be developed, he said.

Now, the property will no longer be on the county’s radar for unpaid taxes, Commissioner Ron West said.

The land at one time was owned by a homeowners association that has since gone defunct, so it had been accruing unpaid taxes, but was abandoned and not larger enough for anyone to buy and develop, he said.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.