HUDSON—The city will own four acres of property on Owen Brown Drive, and the school district will own about 40 acres along Hudson Drive, in a land swap unanimously approved by the Board of Education June 25.

No money will exchange hands for the land swap, said Steve Marlow, interim business director for the schools.

The cost to construct the new salt and bus garage storage facilities is estimated at $6 million.

The swap will be made official when the bus garage on Hudson Drive is complete, according to the legislation approved. Marlow said construction for the approximately 9,900-square-foot bus garage, which is west of Hudson Drive and north of Terex Road, has already started.

Also near that location will be a new, 9,800-square-foot salt storage facility. The salt and bus garage storage sites are being moved from Owen Brown Street to a 40-acre site west of Hudson Drive and north of Terex Road to make room for the Downtown Phase II project, according to city officials. Demolition of the buildings at the Owen Brown Street site is estimated at $730,000.

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