County sells 12 parcels of land to building materials contractor

Mesa County commissioners approved a contract Monday to sell a chunk of land in south downtown Grand Junction to Whitewater Building Materials Corp., a precursor to moving Public Works Department offices and equipment to a new location near the county landfill.

The board unanimously agreed to sell a total of 12 lots at 1009 S. Ninth St. and 925 Fourth Ave. for $630,000. The county originally had listed the property for $680,000.

The county acquired the land in 1939 and for years has used it for a portion of its Road and Bridge and Traffic shops.

Officials plan to consolidate those shops at a new Public Works Department facility under construction on Coffman Road near the landfill.

Stacey Mascarenas, commissioner to convey real estate, told commissioners the 12 lots make up a quarter of the 48 total lots put on the market a month or so ago. All the lots are on the east and west side of Ninth Street south of Fourth Avenue. The remaining 36 lots are available in three groups of 12.

“I’m surprised we received an offer so quickly,” she said.

Whitewater Building Materials’ office is at 940 S. 10th St., adjacent to the parcels.

County officials say the proceeds from the sale will go into the county’s capital fund.


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