DISCOVERY BAY -- A potential property transaction that would provide space for a long-sought community center is still alive.
The town's Community Services District and Pilati Farms, owners of a 10.24-acre piece of property on Discovery Bay Boulevard and Willow Lake Road, agreed this week to extend escrow for an additional 45 days, general manager Rick Howard said.
Discovery Bay has had some "hiccups" with its proposal to split lot lines on the property with the Delta Community Presbyterian Church, Howard said last week. A survey map outlining how the property would be divvied up must be accepted before completion of a deal.
The district wants about 7.4 acres of the property, which includes the Discovery Bay Athletic Club building where a community center could be located. But as it turns out, a small piece of the parcel where the district had initially proposed to remove a lot line so it could split the property elsewhere, is not identified by the county. So, now the district is exploring other options for dividing the property.
The all-cash price for the deal is $1.2 million, $850,000 of it is the district's portion.
Discovery Bay has talked about building a community center off and on for over two decades -- progress halting each time.
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