MARCO ISLAND — Marco Island has expressed interest in having a piece of vacant land on island that is owned by the Collier County School District for years. Tonight, interim City Manager Jim Riviere said he thinks an agreement can finally be reached.
The piece of land, known as Tract K, is approximately 11-acres and is located near Tigertail Beach in a residential area. It's vacant other than nesting bald eagles, which due to federal protection laws, prevent the property from most development prospects.
Riviere said he met with the school district's chief operational officer Michele LaBute and Superintendent Dennis Thompson.
"I think they would be happy to sell it," Riviere said.
Conservation Collier has also expressed an interest in the property.
Marco Island is considering the school district's offer to sell the land for $360,000 per year for 10 years without interest.
Council, on general consensus this evening, suggested Riviere negotiate that price down.