Council OKs buying lot for $47,900

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Gazette Staff
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
— The Janesville City Council on Monday approved the purchase of another property close to the Rock River. The council unanimously authorized City Manager Steve Sheiffer to buy a lot at 803 S. Jackson St. 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.

Last updated: 9:46 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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