The Transylvania Times -

Commissioners OK Buying Land For Recreation – Transylvania County, NC


October 17, 2019

The roughly 55 acres behind the Boys & Girls Club has been used in the past as a private plane runway. (Times photo by Park Baker)

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Monday voted to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard for recreational uses.

During their regular meeting Monday, commissioners voted 3-2 to buy the Brevard College-owned property, which has a purchase price of $440,000. The property's tax value is $515,750 and it has been appraised for $460,000.

To help pay for the property, which includes frontage on the French Broad River, the county has been awarded a $235,000 Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant from the state. The grant requ...

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