Arlington County Board members on Sept. 19 are expected to approve the purchase of a home adjacent to Chestnut Hills Park, with plans to incorporate the 9,632-square-foot site into the park itself.
The county government was approached by the owners of what staff describe as a 1950s-era, “modest rambler structure” at 2827 North Harrison St., to gauge interest in having the property purchased to expand the park. County officials in the 1990s purchased three properties on the same street to expand the park’s footprint.
The owners of the property agreed to sell to the county for the property’s 2015 assessed value of $728,200. County officials expect to spend an additional $5,000 on closing costs and $50,000 more to raze the house and integrate the parcel into the park.
Funding will come from the county government’s parkland-acquisition fund, which currently has a balance of about $3.8 million.