They are the 374th and 375th parcels of land that Justice Holdings, Justice's company, owns in Raleigh County, according to records from the county assessor. The vast majority of those parcels are smaller than one acre.
Tolliver said the property was sold at its appraised value. He said that, as part of the sale agreement, the land cannot be developed and that Justice does not get mineral rights to the land.
Tolliver and Justice both said that, even if Justice wanted to develop the land, he couldn't, because it's too steep and filled with cliffs.
"It doesn't even come up to the road," Justice said. "The land is completely not developable."
Also as part of the sale, the county retains a 30-foot right of way across the property. That will be used for a 13-mile hiking and biking trail from the soccer fields near the airport, down Piney Creek to the New River. During this summer's National Jamboree, Boy Scouts completed about 2 1/2 miles of that trail.
Tolliver said the money from the sale will be used, in conjunction with federal funds, to build and maintain a new road to the airport and to build an unmanned, computerized tower facility that will help planes land.
"It all goes to economic development," Tolliver said. "We had one way in and out of the airport. If there was an accident on the road, if we had a heavy snow, people would be stuck."
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