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Posted on: February 11, 2022

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 19 surplus properties


The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 19 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,” Cox said. “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. 

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, 218 E. Central, Springfield MO 65802. Submitted envelopes should be marked "SALE BID # 068-2022SB Sale of Real Property Group 30."

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


Doling Park Neighborhood
2444 N. Benton
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881301306014
Legal Description: WILKERSONS ADD N1/2 LOT 87 & ALL LOT 88 & S1/2 LOT 89
Asking Price: $13,600

Woodland Heights Neighborhood
1537 W. Florida
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881311307011
Legal Description: OZARK HGTS LOT 13 BLK 16 (EX PT FOR HWY)
Asking Price: Make offer

1851 N. Main
Zoned: 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: $5,000
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) of the vacated alley adjoining to the west. The west 8 feet of the above-described tract is subject to a permanent sanitary sewer easement.

2203 N. Campbell Ave.
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881311101021
Legal Description: BEG NW COR CAMPBELL & HIGH STS N 57 FT W 120 FT S 57 FT E TO BEG
Asking Price: $11,500

Heart of the Westside
2121 W. Lynn
Zoned: R-TH
Parcel Number: 881315107011
Asking Price: Make offer
Note: This property is only available to adjacent property owners.

Grant Beach Neighborhood
1129 W. Nichols
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881314208007
Legal Description: QUEEN CITY ADD S 118 FT LOTS 86 & 87
Asking Price: $1,000
Note: 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. SB #068-2022

723 W. Brower
Zoned: R-TH
Parcel Number: 881314434020
Legal Description: 2ND INSIDE ADD LOT 10
Asking Price: $8,900

1231 N. Grant
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881314118001
Legal Description: PEALS SUB DIV N 50 FT LOTS 1, 2, & 3
Asking Price: $10,000
Note: City would require an easement for sewer line manhole 

1162 W. Hovey
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881314213013
Legal Description: ENGLEWOOD ADD LOT 1 BLK 5
Asking Price: $9,500 

Delaware Neighborhood
1333 S. Kentwood
Zoned: 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.

Tom Watkins Neighborhood
1026 W. Thoman
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881311312004
Asking Price: $6,000

2237 N. Farmer
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881310109005
Legal Description: MCKOIN PLACE LOTS 214 & 215
Asking Price: $13,300

Midtown Neighborhood
1620 N. Texas
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881312417013
Legal Description: TWIGGERS ADDITION S1/2 LOTS 31 & 32
Asking Price: $5,000

Weller Neighborhood
721 N. Fremont
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881218307015
Legal Description: BOULEVARD ADD LOT 3 BLK 9
Asking Price: Make Offer, available to adjacent property owners only.
Note: This is a non-buildable lot. City would require a stormwater easement over the entire property.

West Central Neighborhood
727 W. Mt. Vernon
Zoned: R-TH
Parcel Number: 881323142006
Legal Description: MCCLUERS M M ADD W1/2 LOT 80 BLK 20
Asking Price: $11,300

Not in a registered neighborhood
1717 N. Oak Grove
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881208412036
Asking Price: $17,500 

2824 W. Water
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881321129017
Legal Description: WESTPORT ADD LOT 7 BLK 26
Asking Price: $13,600

1342 E. Blaine
Zoned: 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.

535 E. Norton
Zoned: R-SF
Parcel Number: 881301204040
Legal Description: BEG 400 FT W & 25 FT N NW COR NORTON RD & SUMMIT ST N 500 FT W 260 FT S 500 FTE TO BEG (EX E 40 FT FOR ST)
Asking Price: $46,000
Note: An existing 30” diameter concrete pipe runs along the west boundary of this property that discharges into a natural drainage way. A drainage easement, no less than 15 feet in width, will be required to be dedicated to the City for this infrastructure. 


Media are asked to contact Melissa Haase at 417-536-7648.

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