The Medford School Board will decide today whether to accept a 20-acre gift of land in rural southwest Medford in exchange for doing the landowners a big favor.
If it accepts the land for a future school site, the school district would agree to ask the city to include the landowners' adjacent property in the city's urban growth boundary and to annex the property so that it could be subdivided. The district would not acquire the land if its request is unsuccessful. The urban growth boundary helps dictate future development in urban areas, and inclusion in it significantly increases the value of land. . .
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