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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City of Springfield’s Purchasing Division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 13 locations in Springfield.
Many of the properties were once the site of one or more dangerous buildings that have since been demolished by the City. Some were forfeited to the City as a result of delinquent sewer liens.
When determining an asking price for a surplus property, the City considers comparable properties in the neighborhood, as well as the investment the City has made in the property, such as the cost of demolition or the payment of any liens held on the property, according to Buyer Todd Cox.
The City is hoping to recover the costs accrued with the acquisition and maintenance of these properties. In most cases, the revenue from the sale of surplus property goes into the Police and Firefighters Retirement System fund. One of the goals of this program is to encourage the development of affordable housing, which benefits our community. The surplus property program also offers the opportunity for adjacent property owners to invest in their neighborhoods and expand their properties affordably.
It is desired by the City to award and sell each property on an individual basis to qualified individuals or firms with the most favorable bid for each property. This determination shall be made in accordance with Resolution 9711.
The City reserves the right to award multiple properties to a bidder if determined in the best interest of the City. The City will convey the properties described herein to the successful bidder by special warranty deed or quit claim deed.
The City reserves the right to place any necessary covenants on the property as necessary, based on the proposed usage described on the bidder's proposal form. To be considered for these properties, bidders must be current on City taxes and have no existing liens on any property currently owned in the city of Springfield.
Please submit bids to Division of Purchases, Attn: Todd Cox, Buyer II, 218 E. Central, Springfield MO 65802. Submitted envelopes should be marked "SALE BID #037-2020 Sale of Real Property Group 28."
For the complete Notice of Sale of Real Property, including background, site conditions, environmental issues, construction readiness and bid submission requirements, please visit https://www.springfieldmo.gov/surplusproperty.
The City is seeking bids for the purchase of these pieces of property:
1634 W. Nichols Zoned: R-SF Parcel Number: 881315402003Legal Description: EAGLE HGTS PLACE W 60FT LOTS 1 2 3 & W 60FT N 30 FT LOT 4 BLK BAsking Price: $10,000
1216 N. Forest Zoned: R-SF Parcel Number: 881315218039Legal Description: ORCHARD HGTS ADD LOT 43 BLK 3Asking Price: $8,500Note: All of Lot Forty-three (43), Block Three (3) in Orchard Heights Addition, according to the recorded plat, the City of Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. Tract is subject to permanent sanitary sewer easement over and across the East 10 feet thereof.
2121 W. Lynn Zoned: R-TH Parcel Number: 881315107011Legal Description: BEVERLY HILLS ADD REPLAT LOT 29 BLK 6Asking Price: Make OfferNote: This property is only available to adjacent property owners. All potential purchasers should exercise due diligence in inspecting this property and before bidding on it. It may have a sinkhole, which city engineers can neither confirm nor deny. There is a depression on the property that could be a sinkhole, but it could also be the results of the ground settling because of roots and stump decaying from an old tree, or an old septic tank, or something else entirely.
2444 N. Benton Zoned: R-SF Parcel Number: 881301306014Legal Description: WILKERSONS ADD N1/2 LOT 87 & ALL LOT 88 & S1/2 LOT 89Asking Price: $13,600
1537 W. Florida Zoned: R-SF Parcel Number: 881311307011Legal Description: OZARK HGTS LOT 13 BLK 16 (EX PT FOR HWY)Asking Price: $7,5001851 N. Main Zoned: R-SF Parcel Number: 881311404034Legal Description: WOODLAND HEIGHTS ADD ALL LOT 12 & S 10 FT LOT 11 BLK 18 & E1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ WAsking Price: $10,000Note: All of Lot Twelve (12) and the South Ten (10) feet of Lot Eleven (11) Block Eighteen (18) Woodland Heights Addition and the East One-Half (E ½) of the vacated alley adjoining to the West, in the City of Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. The West 8 feet of the above described tract is subject to a permanent sanitary sewer easement.
1342 E. Blaine Zoned: R-SF Parcel Number: 881207313007Legal Description: ARRINGTONS ADD LOT 8 (EX S 50 FT)Asking Price: Make offerNote: Unless the property is connected to City public sewer this lot is not buildable. Purchaser would be required to connect to existing sewer main.
1129 W. Nichols Zoned: R-SF Parcel Number: 881314208007Legal Description: Queen City Add S 118 FT Lots 86 & 87Asking Price: Make OfferNote: Unless the property is connected to City public sewer this lot is not buildable. City would need to be granted space for a right-of-way triangle.
1036 W. Division Zoned: HC Parcel Number: 881314201005Legal Description: Englewood Add Lot 12 BLK 1Asking Price: Make OfferNote: Property as zoned could be first floor commercial with upstairs residential. City would need to be granted space for a right-of-way triangle.
528 N. Homewood Zoned: R-SF Parcel Number: 881316411007Legal Description: Fairfield Acres 1st Add S1/2 Lot 3 BLK DAsking Price: Make OfferNote: Unless the property is connected to City public sewer this lot is not buildable.
1333 S. Kentwood Zoned: R-SF Parcel Number: 881230121018Legal Description: Country Club EST 2nd Add Lot 15Asking Price: Make Offer, available to adjacent property owners only.Note: This is a non-buildable lot with a drainage easement. City will waive combination fee to combine this lot with lot it is connecting to.
2017 N. National Zoned: GR Parcel Number: 881312132006Legal Description: Hobart’s Add Lot 9 Blk 4Asking Price: Make OfferNote: Zoned General Retail and must be connected to sewer. No single-family housing can be built on this property. City would need to be granted space for right-of-way.
1051 S. Golden Zoned: R-SF Parcel Number: 881328202034Legal Description: WEST GRAND ST SUBURBS LOT 9 BLK AAsking Price: Make OfferNote: Includes the release to satisfy the sewer lien. All of Lot 9 of Block A, West Grand Street Suburbs, a subdivision in the City of Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. Tract is subject to a permanent sanitary sewer easement described as, the West 15 feet of the South 44 feet of Lot 9 and the South 15 feet except the West 15 feet thereof, of Lot 9 of Block A, West Grand Suburbs a subdivision in the City of Springfield, Greene County Missouri
NOTE: All information provided herein is for informational purposes. The bidder must execute due diligence to verify information prior to submitting a bid. The link to the Greene County Assessor’s office is as follows: http://www.greenecountymo.org/assessor/index.php.
For more information, please contact: Todd Cox, Buyer II, City of Springfield Purchasing Division, at 417-864-1708, or Assistant Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement Melissa Haase at 417-864-1003.