The city has agreed to purchase 7.3 acres from the estate of Charles Kassheimer for $70,000.

The landlocked parcel is between Buddington Road and the Aspetuck Village complex, and close to the partially-developed Crab Apple Circle and Scotch Pine Drive in the Huntington Wood development.

The Shelton Conservation Commission has recommended buying the land for open space because it abuts the Shelton Lakes Rec Path and includes part of a cliff visible from the walking path.

Editor’s note: The last name of Kassheimer was incorrectly spelled as Kazimeyer in the print edition due to a computer spell-check error/change; we regret the mistake and any confusion it may have caused.