AKRON, Ohio - The city of Akron is offering a free building, if you’re willing to move it.
Available to the public is the two-story brick building located at 405 South High Street better known as the Board of Realtors building.
Built in 1979, the structure is 5,136 square feet and occupies a city block bounded by High, Cedar Broadway, and Selle Streets.
The only cost for the building is moving it.
The city said it wants to move the building in order to construct a 250-car parking lot for adjacent new student housing.
If no one wants the building, the city said it will be demolished.
Interested parties are asked to submit written proposals to the City of Akron, Bureau of Engineering, 7th Floor Municipal Building, 166 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio until 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
They ask for the following details to be included:
- Detailed building removal plan, including disturbances and repairs to existing parking lot and amenities.
- The removal of the building shall also include capping of all existing utility connections to the building.
- Proposed construction schedule, showing a completion by April 30, 2013.
- Financing: The proposed cost of the project, and financing available to the developer.
- Qualifications to perform work.
It is expected an award will be made by March 18, with full access to the building at that time.
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