The Times West Virginian

August 18, 2013

County seeks firm riverfront answer

Fairmont officials says they don’t want to make hasty decision

By Misty Poe and Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The Marion County Commission is looking for an answer on whether the City of Fairmont will trade property it owns at Palatine Park so they can move forward with a riverfront development plan.

They seek a firm answer. Not a maybe. Not an offer to partner on the project. They want a yes or no.

On July 2, the commissioners met with Fairmont City Council and announced that they had officially acquired a large piece of property along the Monongahela River on Fairmont’s East Side, butting up against Palatine Park.

Commissioners revealed a development plan for the property and asked that the City of Fairmont consider trading Palatine Park for the 100 block of Adams Street, the site of the now-demolished State Office Complex.

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