Future of Grand Island Building

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Updated: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:31:35 CST

Putting a vacant building to good use could lead to big bucks for the city of Grand Island. That's the plan by council member Mike Paulick.

Tonight at city council Paulick will propose selling the former Workforce Development building on third street to the Grand Island Utilities department. The building is appraised at more than five hundred thousand dollars. It became vacant in 2011. Paulick says the city needs to stop sitting on this valuable property.

"And we've had the building since 96 and the city of Grand Island doesn't need to be in the real estate business," said Mike Paulick.

Back in December, Hall county submitted a bid for the building. They offered 600 thousand dollars. County officials planned to use the space as a temporary courthouse, but, pulled the offer in February after learning the space was not sufficient for their needs.