County land bank completes sale of old jail to DCHS

County land bank completes sale of old jail to DCHS

The sale of Delaware County’s historic Old Jail and Sheriff’s Residence has closed. On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the $350,000 sale from the Delaware County Land Reutilization Company to the Delaware County Historical Modern society was done.

A land-reutilization company, often referred to as a “land bank,” is a general public entity ideal regarded for aiding communities return abandoned or blighted attributes to effective use. But state law also allows the counties that have established land banking companies to transfer property they individual to individuals land banking institutions for sale and redevelopment.

Delaware County’s land financial institution was set up in 2018 and has performed a vital part in encouraging the county find a ideal new operator for the home at 20 W. Central Ave. in downtown Delaware. The .45-acre web-site is adjacent to a amount of county-owned amenities, like The Historic Courthouse. County Commissioner Jeff Benton serves as chairman of the land lender, together with fellow Commissioner Gary Merrell, County Treasurer Don Rankey, Liberty Township Administrator Mike Schuiling and Delaware City’s Arranging and Group Growth Director Dave Efland. The land bank obtained a $7,000 commission for its job in the sale. Benton noted the income will be rolled into the land bank’s coffers to support facilitate other projects.

“Working with The Robert Weiler Firm, a person of the top rated professional serious-estate brokerage corporations in the area, we have been in a position to entice four delivers,” Benton explained. “The Historic Society’s bid was the highest, but we also experienced to think about the supposed use for the assets, as well as the probable financial and group effect of whichever went in there. We felt incredibly strongly that the Historical Culture ticked all the bins and will make wonderful new neighbors.”

Benton also pointed out that long lasting deed restrictions exist that will protect the historic integrity of the creating, which dates from 1878 and served as the county’s jail until 1988. It was placed on the National Sign up of Historic Destinations in 1990. Till not too long ago, the setting up housed the Delaware County Regulation Library, which done its go to the Carnegie Developing at 101 N. Sandusky St. past week. The Fifth District Court docket of Appeals satellite business is remaining in the developing for now, leasing its area from the new proprietor and will go to the Delaware County Courthouse when area there has been readied.

The Delaware County Historic Society is originally financing the obtain by an desire-free of charge mortgage from community retired architect and philanthropist Roger Koch.

County land bank completes sale of old jail to DCHS

Submitted by Delaware County.

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