Maumee Seeking Ideas for Riverside Property

(Maumee, OH) Maumee City Council is trying to decide what to do with some riverfront property.

Maumee city government first bought the property along River Road near the Wolcott House in 2003 for just over half-a-million dollars from a development company owned by a pair of brothers. 

Initial plans for the property included open space for viewing the Maumee River and a police/fire memorial following the September 11th terrorist attacks. 

Maumee city council's parks and rec committee met last week to discuss the property's future. But that discussion centered on the city's financial resources being stretched to the limit and unable to handle park development and landscaping, along with the long-term cost to maintain a riverside park. Another option is to sell the property, but at an expected loss. 

City council members plan further talks and to consult with the Maumee Valley Historical Society.

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