ODOT Selling prime properties
Auction to be held January 29, 2015
January 6, 2015) – The Ohio Department of
Transportation (ODOT) will sell by public auction two properties near Lima with
opportunity for commercial growth.
The properties will be offered at auction
on Thursday, January 29 beginning promptly at 6 p.m., at the Ohio Department of
Transportation District 1 headquarters located at 1885 N. McCullough St., Lima.
The auction will be held in the main
conference room (room 39). Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Auction
participants may enter the District 1 office at the main entrance located on the
northeast side of the building.
The first property is a 2.598-acre
lot located at the intersection of Ohio 117/Bellefontaine Avenue and Greely
Chapel Road. The property is in a prime location near multiple retail,
restaurant and hospitality businesses. All utilities are available at the
interstate commerce site.
The second property is a 0.398-acre
lot located at the north side of the intersection of Ohio 309/Elida Road and
Robb Avenue. The property is along a major traffic corridor leading to the Lima
Mall and other retail, restaurant and hospitality businesses. All utilities are
available at the location.
Both properties are excess parcels,
meaning they are not needed by ODOT for highway right of way purposes. The
properties are being offered at auction because of their prime location and
because of the unique opportunity they provide for development.
“This is property we’d like to
return back to the market so it can be developed into something beneficial for
business and the community,” said Kirk Slusher, Ohio Department of
Transportation District 1 deputy director.
An agent from Straley Realty of Van
Wert, which is conducting the auction, will be on site at each property from
5-6 p.m. on January 8 and January 22.
Live and online bidding will be
available on the day of the auction on the Straley Realty website at http://www.straleyrealty.com/auctions/.
For additional information or
questions about the properties, please contact Chester Straley at 419-605-8410
or visit the Straley Realty website at http://www.straleyrealty.com/auctions/
highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to
provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio
Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the
largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and
accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance
economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely
invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction
program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419)
or email D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us