DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Dayton's mayor asked Wednesday for a deal to buy an old warehouse and turn it over to a developer to be put on hold temporarily.
City officials put forward an agreement to buy the property at 101 Bainbridge Street for $85,000 plus closing fees and property taxes and then turn it over to a developer.
Officials say the price is cheaper than the property's listed value of around $215,000.
City Manager Tim Riordan indicated at the City Commission meeting Wednesday the property could be a chance for nearby Gosiger, which is a machine tool distributor to expand.
But Mayor Gary Leitzell wanted to know more about the cost of the property taxes, which he says will be $23,000.
He also wants to know why the company interested in the property isn't paying for it.
"I said, 'Why are we buying it and why aren't they?'" Leitzell says. "So I'm just asking questions and hopefully before next week I can have them answered and if I'm not happy with the answer I can vote no."
Riordan says they'll get answers to Leitzell's questions and the deal will likely be back on the agenda next week.
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