The Woodbridge Irrigation District approved the purchase of nearly 13 acres of land on West Turner Road at a board meeting Thursday morning. The property, formerly home to Mainland Nursery, has been vacant for several years after the nursery went bankrupt, said Andy Christensen, general manager for WID in a phone call after the meeting. Mainland Nursery still operates a location on Armstrong Road.
The district will use the property as storage space for its machinery and equipment and will maintain three to four of the structures on site. However, the plastic buildings formerly used to grow items for the nursery will be removed, Christensen said.