WESTBROOK – Westbrook officials are accepting proposals up until Friday from commercial and residential real estate brokers who might want to help the city sell the City Hall and former Prides Corner Elementary School buildings.

But this week, Bill Baker, assistant city administrator for business and community relations, said there have been no takers so far.

The city put out the request for proposals on Aug. 27, hoping to find assistance in selling both buildings. The Prides Corner building, at 375 Pride St., became city property during the summer, when the school department closed it as part of a reconfiguration plan that folded students, faculty and staff into the city’s remaining three elementary schools.

According to the request for proposals, the school is described as a 30,000-square-foot brick and masonry building on nine acres with an assessed value of $2.2 million, zoned Residential Growth Area 2.

Also up for sale is City Hall, at 2 York St., just off Main Street near the Portland line. City officials have wanted to sell the property for some time. City Administrator Jerre Bryant has said one idea is to house both municipal and school department offices at the Fred C. Wescott Building, and to use proceeds from the sale of the York Street building to pay for the move.

The request for proposals describes City Hall as a 16,000-square-foot brick and masonry building on 4.68 acres. It has an assessed valuation of $1.9 million, and is zoned Gateway Commercial.

City officials have said they also want to sell the buildings to a private owner so they may begin collecting taxes on them.

For more information, contact Baker at 854-9105, ext. 201; or by email at [email protected]


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