Marin County authorized the purchase of the Donovan parcel in Point Reyes Station on Tuesday, agreeing to pay $485,000 for the lot at B Street and Highway 1. Of that cost, $35,000 comes from a quarter-million-dollar fund devoted to West Marin visitor facilities set aside in 2019. The county will undertake a public process to determine what to do with the property. “I think there is an assumption that visitors as well as locals will appreciate the ultimate use,” Supervisor Dennis Rodoni said. In a recent letter to the editor, Inverness resident Bob Johnston raised concerns about flooding on the property, which is adjacent to Lagunitas Creek, and suggested the lot be deed-restricted against paving, bathroom development and parking, which he said could increase congestion on roads. Point Reyes Station Village Association president Ken Levin applauded the move, which he said would ensure “what goes in there is a response to what the people in town want.” The lot isn’t likely to flood, he said, and would be well suited to a park with spaces for a few cars.