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Public meeting set on vacant park site

The last meeting was back in September. Now the city has called another public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Downtown Library for public input on the south side of Hillsboro El Rio Park. The vacant 18-acre site has sat undeveloped except for Fire Station No. 8, across the street from the completed park at 499 SW 18th St. There's a gate on the south side entrance road, making much of the site inaccessible after a landscaping company was dumping there, said Assistant City Manager Mike Woika. The site was on the city's capital improvement plan, but the project was pushed back during the recession. "There's no budget money this year, and the next step is...

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