Council OKs buying lot for $47,900
The 50-by-105-foot lot contains a two-story commercial building that once was a drycleaners and a supper club. The building is in poor condition, and city staff recommends that it be razed for green space at a cost of $33,000.
Federal grants will fund the purchase and demolition, said Doug Venable, the city’s economic development director.
The city also has applied for a state brownfield grant to help pay for environmental testing and possible cleanup at the site. Venable said the city will find out the status of the grant by spring.