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Council OKs buying lot for $47,900

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Gazette Staff
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.



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