Properties up for sale
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[APRIL 7, 2004]
Following a difficult year
of cutbacks the city continued to look for additional revenues or
more cost-cutting measures. Mayor Beth Davis had the Grounds,
Buildings and Local Improvements Committee review the current
holdings of city properties.
Alderman Derrick Crane, working with
City Clerk Melanie Riggs and City Attorney Bill Bates, identified
four city properties that are no longer of use. The properties are
spread out from each other and are under a variety of zoning
The properties are now being offered up
for sale by written bid due by 5 p.m. May 5.
Tract 1, zoned I-1 (industrial and
multiple other broad uses), sits to the west edge of the city, just
off Woodlawn Road/Route 10 and Connolley Road.
Tract 2, zoned C-1 (commercial use), is
a vacant lot near downtown, at the southeast corner of Kickapoo and
Pekin streets, kitty-corner to the library. It is suitable for most
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Tract 3, zoned C-2, is near downtown
Broadway and Logan streets, commonly known as the Logan Street
parking lot, near the food pantry.
Tract 4, zoned R-2 (residential) is
located at Fifth and Adams Street. It is known as the "old polling
place." It is hoped that funds can be found to move the building to
another site and preserve it as a historic building.
details about the location of the parcels and the bidding process
will be found in the classifieds when the information is released.