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6. City News Releases 2019

Posted on: April 4, 2019

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 17 surplus properties in city limits


The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 17 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 the 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 Todd Cox, Buyer II, 218 E. Central, Springfield MO 65802. Submitted envelopes should be marked "SALE BID # 063-2019 Sale of Real Property Group 27."

For the complete Notice of Sale of Real Property, including background, site conditions, environmental issues, construction readiness and bid submission requirements, please visit

The properties are listed below and grouped by registered neighborhood association.

Grant Beach Neighborhood Association

1036 W. Division 
Zoned: Highway Commercial (HC)
Parcel Number: 881314201005
Legal Description: Englewood Add Lot 12 BLK 1
Asking Price: Make offer
Note: Property as zoned could be first floor commercial with upstairs residential. City would need to be granted space for a right-of-way triangle.  

1129 W. Nichols
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881314208007
Legal Description: Queen City Add S 118 FT Lots 86 & 87
Asking Price: Make offer
Note: Unless the property is connected to City public sewer this lot is not buildableCity would need to be granted space for a right-of-way triangle. 

1517 N. Irving 
Zoned: Highway Commercial (HC)
Parcel Number: 881311420007
Legal Description: Linwood Park ADD Lot 62
Asking Price:  Make offer
Note: Lot of Record in Administrative Process.  Property as zoned could be first floor commercial with upstairs residential. 


Heart of the Westside Neighborhood Association


1216 N. Forest 
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881315218039
Legal Description: ORCHARD HGTS ADD LOT 43 BLK 3  
Asking Price: $10,000.00
Note: 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
Residential-Town House (R-TH)
Parcel Number: 881315107011
Legal Description: BEVERLY HILLS ADD REPLAT LOT 29 BLK 6  
Asking Price:  $7,800.00
Note:  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. Using a probe, one engineer found the middle of the depression was extremely soft and required almost no pressure to insert the probe.

Delaware Neighborhood Association

1333 S. Kentwood 
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881230121018
Legal Description: Country Club EST 2nd Add Lot 15
Asking 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.

Weller Neighborhood Association

1342 E. Blaine
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881207313007
Legal Description: ARRINGTONS ADD LOT 8 (EX S 50 FT)  
Asking Price: Make offer                    
Note:  Unless the property is connected to City public sewer this lot is not buildable. Purchaser would be required to connect to existing sewer main.

Woodland Heights Neighborhood Association

1537 W. Florida 
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)Parcel Number: 881311307011
Legal Description:  OZARK HGTS LOT 13 BLK 16 (EX PT FOR HWY)  
Asking Price: $9,000.00

1851 N. Main 
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881311404034
Legal Description: WOODLAND HEIGHTS ADD ALL LOT 12 & S 10 FT LOT 11 BLK 18 & E1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ W
Asking Price: $11,500.00
Note: 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.

Brentwood Neighborhood Association

1809 E. Crestview
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881232306010
Legal Description: BRENTWOOD TERR 2ND AMND E1/2 LOT 12 BLK G                   
Asking Price:
Note:  The City is not responsible for the removal of any debris or rehabilitation to the property; this property is being sold as is. If you plan to submit a bid for this property your offer must include a detailed plan with timeframes for rehabilitation of the property. The structure cannot be occupied until it meets all City codes. After the closing date the successful bidder will have sixty (60) days to get permits for rehabilitation or demolition of the structure. If such permits are not acquired within the sixty days or are allowed to expire before rehabilitation or demolition is complete, ownership of the property will revert back to the city.

Robberson Neighborhood Association

2017 N. National 
Zoned: General Retail (GR)
Parcel Number: 881312132006
Legal Description: Hobart’s Add Lot 9 Blk 4
Asking Price: Make offer
Note: 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.

Westside Community Betterment Association

2406 W. Elm
Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number:  881322221002
Legal Description: FORREST HILL ADD N 111 FT E 40 FT LOT 192  
Asking Price: Make offer. Available to adjacent property owners only.
Note: Must be combined with current lot. This is not a buildable lot. 

Doling Park Neighborhood Association


2444 N. Benton 
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881301306014
Legal Description: WILKERSONS ADD N1/2 LOT 87 & ALL LOT 88 & S1/2 LOT 89
Asking Price: $13,600.00
Note: Lot of Record in Administrative Process


Greater Parkcrest Neighborhood Association


4177 S. Broadway
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881811409013
Legal Description: PARK CREST VILLAGE LOT 27 BLK L
Asking Price: Make offer
Note: This property is only available to adjacent property owners, this lot is not buildable and must be combined with an adjacent property. The property owner will be responsible for maintenance of easement areas beginning at the Northwest corner of the Lot 27 of Block L, Park Crest Village, a subdivision in the City of Springfield, Greene County, Missouri; Thence leaving said West line of said Lot 27, S01.

Bissett Neighborhood Association


528 N. Homewood 
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881316411007
Legal Description: Fairfield Acres 1st Add S1/2 Lot 3 BLK D
Asking Price: Make offer
Note: Unless the property is connected to City public sewer, this lot is not buildable.

3140 W. Lynn
Zoned: Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881316209006
Legal Description: Hancock Place Lot 673
Asking Price: Make offer.

Not in a City-registered neighborhood

1051 S. Golden
Zoned:  Residential-Single Family (R-SF)
Parcel Number: 881328202034
Legal Description:  WEST GRAND ST SUBURBS LOT 9 BLK A 
Asking Price: $7,500.00
Note:  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.


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.

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