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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Commissioners sell 4.5-acre armory property to Land Bank

SPRINGFIELD, OH (Sept. 19, 2018) – The Board of Clark County Commissioners has sold the nearly 4.5-acre former National Guard armory property at 4400 Laybourne Road to the Clark County Land Reutilization Corp. for $1 in an effort to redevelop the site near the Clark County Fairgrounds.

“We’ve been working on this project for many years,” Clark County Commissioner Rick Lohnes said. “We believe the land is a prime spot for redevelopment. It’s near one of the busiest interstates in the country and in an area that’s seen major growth over the past five years.”

The county finalized an agreement to purchase the site for $125,000 from the state earlier this year. Demolition of the former National Guard buildings is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

County officials are working hard to develop the area around the fairgrounds, which includes recent developments such as the Love’s Truck Stop and the Prime Ohio II industrial park. 
The modernization of the fairgrounds was listed as one of Clark County’s strategic planning goals last year.

The land bank will immediately begin marketing the site to potential developers. To inquire about the site, call Community and Economic Development Director Tom Hale at 937-521-2164.

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Media contact:

Clark County | Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031

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