The City of Orlando passes $2 million deal to purchase Pulse nightclub property

4 p.m. Update

ORLANDO, Fla. — At a city council meeting on Monday, Orlando leaders approved a deal to purchase the Pulse nightclub property for $2 million.


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Orlando commissioners will vote Monday on whether to approve the city’s plan to purchase the Pulse nightclub property.

The city plans to buy the site for $2 million.

It was a significant development for survivors of the Pulse massacre when they learned the city of plans to purchase the property after years of internal disputes and uncertainty.

Watch: Pulse survivors question city’s decision to buy nightclub property

However, the decision has also left survivors with questions and mixed emotions.

Survivors of the Pulse massacre said the city’s decision to buy the nightclub property raises several concerns, such as why it took so long and why it required so much money.

The fate of the remaining funds also remains a mystery.

City leaders emphasize that their $2 million offer was made after listening to the families.

Watch: Central Florida marks seven years since the deadly Pulse nightclub mass shooting

The offer is about $300,000 less than what they had proposed to the site’s owners years ago.

While there’s still strong support for a memorial, opinions on what the property should become vary.

Watch: Orlando mayor shares thoughts on city’s proposal to buy Pulse nightclub property

Some hope for a beautiful, community-centric space for reflection, while others remain skeptical.

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Q Mccray

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Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.





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