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August 16, 2013

City properties still available

Knoxville — Information provided Aug. 5 indicates that the City has blighted property available for sale, some of which is still left over from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. 

There is $92,222 worth of property the City purchased through the NSP, which was a State grant intended to remove properties in disrepair throughout the City. Sale of these properties is restricted to low-income housing and the City cannot make a profit on their sale. 

In addition to NSP properties, the City has properties that have cost $62,320 to acquire. These are blighted properties as well. Total investment by the CIty, through grant funds and City funds, to purchase these properties, is $154,542. 

While the City is trying to market the land, size and zoning may restrict what they can be used for. Below is a list of these properties, their cost, size, whether or not there is an existing building, funding source and zoning. 

• 1103 East Robinson: No cost, .21 acre lot size, existing building, City, zoned R2.

• 613 West Main: No cost, .08 acre lot size, existing building, City, zoned R2.

• 610 West Robinson: No cost, .21 acre lot size, existing building, City, zoned R2.

• 418 West Rock Island: No cost, .19 acre lot size, existing building, City, zoned R3.

• 913 North Kent: $12,880, .17 acre lot size, no existing building, NSP, zoned R2.

• 505 West Baker: $9,020, .08 acre lot size, existing building, NSP, zoned R2.

• 314 North First: No cost, .15 acre lot size, no existing building, City, zoned R3.

• 401 Third Street Place: $10,370, .15 acre lot size, no existing building, NSP, zoned R2. 

• 413 West Robinson: $12,880, .17 acre lot size, no existing building, NSP, zoned R2.

• 1510 West Pleasant: $25,000, 1.08 acre lot size, no existing building, City, zoned C2.

• 610 West Montgomery: $15,000, .17 acre lot size, no existing building, NSP, zoned R2.

• 309 South First: $9,020, .08 acre lot size, no existing building, City, zoned R3.

• 705 South Second: $17,472, .20 acre lot size, no existing building, NSP, zoned R2.

• 1206 East Main: $7,300, .08 acre lot size, no existing building, City, zoned C2.

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