A small vacant lot gifted to the Town of Lake Placid decades ago has become a big issue now that the land is unused and neighboring non-profit Hu Hope of Highlands County wants it for an expansion of its thrift store on South Main Avenue.
The request from Nu Hope seemed a good use for the unused land. But giving away the land or selling it for a token amount such as $1 would set a precedent that could bring a parade of groups asking for other unused or surplus materials and property.
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