If a Flagstaff citizen’s input process proves successful, a new multi-use park could see construction in the city’s Continental subdivision.
That section of the city is located on the east side of Flagstaff and is overwhelmingly residential with most houses listed above the $350,000 mark.
A group called Flagstaff Open Space, Parks and Recreation, in sifting through proposals for the creation of dozens of new parks as well as the enhancement of existing ones, has selected the Continental project as one of its final proposals.
As envisioned, what is being called the Continental Event Venue will be an entirely new green space that would include an events venue expected to cost around $700,000 to build.
The construction of eight pickle ball courts carries a $350,000 price tag; while two soccer fields would cost $500,000 to build.
It is also thought that it would cost around $5 million to build several bathrooms at the site, as well as parking lots and access roads.
The project would be paid for out of a proposed city sales tax whose revenues would be especially designated for park and recreation construction projects.
In total, the Flagstaff Open Space, Parks and Recreation group has come up with 17 such projects that would cost at least $82 million to build.
Members of the Flagstaff City Council are expected to review the proposed projects early this year, while at the same time deciding whether to place the tax question on this November’s ballot.
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