It's a lovely gift to the public.
The eight-acre tract will connect Danner Meadow Park, which is near Gordon Drive in Fort Hill, to the Kanawha Turnpike below. Board member Bill Mills said the trust hopes to have a walking and biking trail open this summer.
An access road already runs from the turnpike to near Danner Meadow, and a trailhead already exists at the park. No funds will be needed to develop the land.
City Councilman Tom Lane, a member of the land trust board, called the development "a remarkable achievement," adding: "We need to look at the future and have all our trails connected to little parks."
It does spark the imagination, doesn't it?
AFTER the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack that destroyed Tower 7 of the World Trade Center, plaintiffs filed suit against United Airlines.
Plaintiffs alleged that the airline was partly liable for the destruction because two hijackers passed through an airport security checkpoint in Portland, Maine.
In November - 11 long years later - U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan dismissed the airline from the case and noted the obvious: "United had no connection to Flight 11 or its hijackers."
The company that is developing towers at the site, has a separate suit against United over the second plane that was flown into the World Trade Center.
Spokesman Bud Perrone told Bloomberg News that his company hopes to force the defendants' insurance companies to "pay up in order to finish the rebuilding of the World Trade Center."
His company is also suing Delta Airlines, the Massachusetts Port Authority, Boeing, US Airways Group, Midway Airlines and Pinkerton's.
They contend the developers have already been "fully compensated" by insurance for the devastation.
But they are still having to fork over the money to defend themselves 11 years later.