CASPER, Wyo. — A real estate agreement between the Casper City Council and property owners along West E Street would allow construction of a public boat ramp into the North Platte River, if the council approves a resolution following a public hearing today.
The council will meet at 6 p.m. at City Hall, where it is scheduled to host a public hearing before voting on whether to approve the resolution.
Per a city staff memo, the city and three property owners of the Best Western Hotel have negotiated a property trade that will net the city 2.28 acres along the south side of the bank of the North Platte River. There is no development of the property currently, but the city plans to build a public boat ramp into the river. The hotel property owners have designated a portion of their parking lot for use by the public accessing the ramp, the memo states.
The agreement would also get the city a permanent public access easement across the hotel property, 10 feet of additional width for widening West D Street and an easement for the city to gain access to an electrical substation.
The city will trade five commercial development lots along North Center Street, south of the Starbucks Coffee shop. That property is appraised at $200,000 less than the property it will get from the hotel owners, the memo states. To equalize the trade, the city will pave/resurface a portion of the hotel parking lot, of equal value.
The city will also provide an easement for the hotel’s use of a portion of the city’s property as a parking lot for the construction of a Fairfield Inn Hotel adjacent to the Best Western Hotel, the memo states.
The agreement and land descriptions are as follows: