Linn County Sets Sale of Lot for Cedar Rapids Flood Control

By Steve Gravelle, Reporter

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cedar Rapids is about to buy property from Linn County as part of its flood control plans.

The proposal to sell the county's lot at 42 Seventh Ave. SW to the city sailed through the required public hearing this morning without comment. County supervisors will vote on the sale, which carries at $212,820 price tag, next week.

The parcel is just east of the county-owned Mott Building, 42 Seventh Ave. SW. A flood-control structure incorporated into the adjacent amphitheater project will go onto the empty lot, keeping the building on its "dry" side. The county hopes to find a buyer who will renovate the 1900 three-story brick building for residential or commercial use.

The county gave another lot to the city last year as its support for the amphitheater, now under construction. It retains a steel building at 60th Seventh Ave. SW, rented to Linn Star Truck Repair on month-to-month lease, and three lots to the north, also rented to Linn Star.

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