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NorthWest Arkansas Community College Changing Tactics On Springdale Land Deal

Posted: March 7, 2014 at 5 a.m.

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BENTONVILLE -- NorthWest Arkansas Community College's board will decide Monday whether to grant college administrators the right to negotiate a land buy in Springdale.

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Railroad Land Purchase

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is buying a section of railroad land that runs through the campus. The board agreed in January to spend $2.5 million on the land about 60 feet wide and 1 ¼ miles long. It’s owned by the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad. Debi Buckley, senior vice president for administration services and chief financial officer, said the deal is in the lawyers’ hands. She said the college hopes to finalize the deal within 60 to 90 days.

Source: Staff Report

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