At the City of Kirkland June 5, 2018 council meeting a motion to approve the purchase and sale agreement for the Richter parcels was made. There are three parcels in the middle of the park that are privately owned. The city approved the purchase of two of those parcels. The following is from the June 5th city council minutes:
11. NEW BUSINESS
Resolution R-5320, Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Real Property Purchase and Sale Agreement for Acquisition of Property to Expand Juanita Heights Park.
Parks and Community Services Director Lynn Zwaagstra provided a presentation reviewing the funding and purchase proposal.
Motion to Approve Resolution R-5320, entitled “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF KIRKLAND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A REAL PROPERTY PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT FOR ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY TO EXPAND JUANITA HEIGHTS PARK.”
Moved by Councilmember Jon Pascal, seconded by Councilmember Penny Sweet
Vote: Motion carried 6-0
Yes: Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold, Councilmember Dave Asher, Councilmember Toby Nixon, Councilmember Jon Pascal, Councilmember Penny Sweet, and Mayor Amy Walen.
Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance webpost below image hows the acquisition indicating “next purchase” http://finnhillalliance.org/2018/05/purchase-of-property-on-goat-hill/