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The city of San Juan Capistrano has agreed to sell a vacant 4.17-acre plot of land located just north of Marbella Plaza. Photo by Brian Park
The city of San Juan Capistrano has agreed to sell a vacant 4.17-acre plot of land located just north of Marbella Plaza. Photo by Brian Park

By Brian Park

The city of San Juan Capistrano has agreed to sell a parcel of land that has remained vacant for several years and was at different times considered future sites for a fire station and a new city hall.

Irvine-based Accretive Realty Investments has agreed to purchase the 4.79-acre plot, known as Lot 217, for $3.6 million. The land sits vacant off Rancho Viejo Road, just north of Marbella Plaza.

The city first acquired the land from the Marbella Development Company in 1988. But the land was tied up in two lawsuits, starting in 2008, and has only been permitted for sale since last July, when a settlement agreement was reached with a former developer.

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