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