Town of Henrietta discussing options for Executive South land | News
The town of Henrietta closed a $125,000 deal last week to buy the Executive South Family Golf Center on 3850 East Henrietta road.
Many ideas are in the works for what a portion of the property may now become, including a scaled down waterpark, a ropes course and fitness trail, a community garden and a dog park.
For the past two years, the Henrietta Foundation, a local nonprofit that works to preserve green space in Henrietta, owned the property. But due to rising costs, the foundation was unable to meet the demands of upkeep at the property. That’s where the town came in. The town has now purchased the entirety of the property, which makes up around 25 acres.
Henrietta town councilman Rick Page said the town has worked out an agreement with the foundation to lease around 10 acres of the property on an annual basis. Under the annual agreement, the foundation would continue to operate the learning center and driving range that is currently on the property.
Page said a 20-member committee was formed, that includes representatives from Henrietta schools, planning and conservation boards, and many other interests in the town. This committee is now brainstorming ideas of what to do with the 15 acres of property if the foundation continues to lease a portion of it. The committee will also be brainstorming what to do with the entire 25 acres, should the foundation ever choose to not continue the lease. The committee will be reconvening on April 24, and is hoping to have final recommendations to bring to the town board by June 1, said Page.
“I think this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to keep 25 acres of pristine green space available for the residents of Henrietta,” said Page. “It fits right in to our comprehensive plan of balancing residential, commercial and industrial development with parks and recreation and green space in the town.”