Monday, September 28, 2009

Such a deal I have for you

As you are no doubt aware, ACHD has a ton of property that it owns. These are legacies of projects where ACHD bought an entire property, rather than just a portion of the land necessary for the road project. That was not all bad, however, since sometimes the roads go so close to the house/building as to render the property uninhabitable for the poor souls.

Sometimes though, ACHD would buy property it didn't even need such as one of the three medical buildings on the corner of Ustick and Maple Grove Rds. This building was tucked in the back of the little office park, could have remained open and operational, was purchased for $700,000 and today remains empty.

But I digress.

We have a new direction under the aegis of Chanon Romo and his crack right of way team. No longer satisfied with acquiring properties and holding on to them forever or until the price comes up to what was paid for it (amounting to forever), ACHD has embarked on a program to divest ourselves of this property thereby returning it to the property tax rolls. It's taken a little while to clean up the property records from past regimes to make sure the reconfigured property is correctly described in the Assessor's records. Apparently things were pretty lax until the last year or so.

There are three properties which will be coming up for public hearing and auction within the next few months.

These are 1225 N Maple Grove Rd which is vacant, 1015 N Maple Grove Rd which has a house on it and 3180 N Linda Vista Lane which also has a house on it.

With the down market, these should go for a song. And there will be more properties to come - watch for them.


At September 29, 2009 at 1:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At September 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commissioner Baker,

This is good news and I offer sincere congratulations to Chanon and his crew of great folks!! Keep the faith Chanon!! Also great job to the Commissioner.

Oh, And I am not the Anonymous that was removed in the above post.


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