ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- The nonprofit organization that has been working to raise enough money to save the Marydell Faith and Life Center in Nyack from development say they are getting close to having enough money, according to Lohud.com .
The Trust for Public Land recently received $450,000 from the state and is now just a a few hundred thousand dollars short of the $3.1 million price to purchase the land owned by the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine, said Ben Weiland, the trust’s New York State project manager to Lohud.com.
The trust is working to save 30 acres; the sisters wants to hold onto about 10 acres of the property along with its retreat center and two residences, said Lohud.com.
Weiland said the grant money is “a strong statement by the state that it wants this project to happen. We are now within a stone’s throw” of raising the full amount needed, reported Lohud.com.
If the sale happens, the Trust would turn the land over to the state to use as parkland, added the news source.
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