Midland City Council And County Commission Approve City's $2.22 Million Purchase of Old County Courthouse 3/18/13
March 17, 2013
Update 10:20 a.m.
The Midland County Commissioners Court voted to approve the sale to the city. The city voted to approve the sale earlier this morning.
"The final sale price will be $2,220,000," said County Judge Mike Bradford. "This is to keep the courthouse in the hands of the city for now."
The City of Midland also approved an agreement with developer Energy Related Properties for the Old County Courthouse, which will likely be torn down.
We told you last week that plans for the former courthouse site on Wall Street would include a state-of-the-art mixed-use high-rise to anchor ongoing downtown revitalization efforts.
Today's developer announcement is slated to include plans for mixed-use retail and commercial space in a new building on the site.
The developer will be at a press conference with the city later today.
UPDATE: 9:57 A.M.
Midland City Council voted to purchase Old County Courthouse for $2.4 million, County Commission to go into special session about the courthouse shortly.
The Midland County Commissioner's Court must now approve or deny the purchase after public comment.
MIDLAND-According to the City of Midland's Website, the City Council will meet tomorrow in a special session to consider the purchase of the old County Courthouse from Midland County for $2.45 million.
The next item on the special session's agenda will be a property or purchase agreement with developer Energy Related Properties for the old County Courthouse.