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www.wmfd.com - The city of Mansfield is moving ahead with its plan to purchase the former Woodville School at 875 Woodville Road. }}" />

   
 
 
City Moving Ahead With Plans To Buy Woodville School

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 5/22/2013The city of Mansfield is moving ahead with its plan to purchase the former Woodville School at 875 Woodville Road. The structure will be up for bid at the sheriff's auction sale this Friday. The city's economic development committee discussed the issue at their meeting Tuesday. The structure was closed more than 20 years ago. Since then the property has changed hands with a number of owners. In 2008, Mansfield Market Place LLC, purchased the building from Sky Woodville LLC, to develop a mini-mall. The project was never completed. Economic Development Director Tim Bowersock said the county treasurer's office took the owner to court in a foreclosure action for not paying the property taxes. The deliquent taxes total $7,379. Bowersock said the city has demolition orders on the property that were stayed to allow the owners the opportunity to continue with their plans which did not happen. Bowersock said the demolition has been estimated to cost between $70,000 to $150,000. He said the city could have the job done for about $80,000. Bowersock said once the demolition is complete the city is considering putting the property up for resale.  
   
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