By Michele Dotson

Town of Mint Hill Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of property at 9801 Brief Road at its January 24 meeting.

The 27.558 acre purchase is pending the approval of a “PARTF” grant by the State of North Carolina which will cover half of the $670,000 purchase price.

The town has put $5,000 as earnest money towards the purchase, which will either be applied at closing or refunded if the grant is not awarded.

The contract specifies an inspection period ending on July 18, 2014.

No decision has been made about improvements to the property or what kind of park will be built.

Future town meetings will be held for citizen feedback if the grant is funded.