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Superior officials announced the town has completed the purchase of 182 acres owned by CenturyLink for $15.06 million.

In April, the Superior Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to purchase the site, making it the largest open space purchase the town has made.

On June 9, Boulder County Commissioners agreed to spend $2.25 million to assist Superior in acquiring the property. In return, the county will receive a conservation easement.

The underdeveloped property is on the southern edge of the town along Colo. 128, and has been a priority to town officials for years.

“The town has worked determinedly for nearly 15 years to acquire the property,” said Mayor Clint Folsom in a statement. “With this parcel in place, we can determine how it can be connected to surrounding trails and open space parcels, while making sure it is fully protected from future development.”

In 2018, Superior’s Open Space Advisory Committee designated the property as a high priority to obtain. The town is also working with Jefferson and Broomfield counties on a potential conservation easement.

The property is zoned commercially, and the board also will discuss rezoning the property to open space at a later date.

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