Wednesday August 23rd 2017

Brea moves forward with new walking trail

BREA Calif. (FNP) – The city of Brea completed part of their “Tracks at Brea” walking path and are in the process of purchasing the remaining land needed to complete the project.

City officials tell Free News Press that as the initial half mile of the trail was completed, other properties are being acquired. The City purchased 319,000 square feet from Union Oil along the Loftus Flood Control Channel east of Kraemer and south of Birch Street.

The city paid just $67,000 for that portion of land, which is a 99 percent reduction in the fair market value, officials said. They were also able to secure an easement from the American Suzuki Motor Corporation for a section next to the Loftus Channel.

Some of the money came from grants from the Orange County Transportation Authority. The city is also seeking grant money from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Some of the trail’s section is along a historic railroad right of way. The soil there needs remediation and cleaning. The EPA grant money will be used for that portion of the trail which could be contaminated with herbicides and other hazardous chemicals.

Progress was made on the trail through 2011 and city officials say that they will continue construction through 2012.

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