Aiken City Council to Discuss Sale of Downtown Property and Village at Woodside Apartments | Local News

An offer to purchase two plots in downtown Aiken has been submitted and Aiken City Council will discuss the matter at its meeting on Monday.

One of the plots is part of the Aiken Municipal Building footprint located at the southwest intersection of Newberry Street and The Alley, while the other is a parking lot on Richland Avenue near the intersection with Laurens Street .

CTR LLC, a group of local investors led by attorney Ray Massey, offered $800,000 for the two plots. The City of Aiken currently owns both parcels.

It was initially thought that the property near the municipal building was used for the expansion of this building, but the project was abandoned. For the past 13 years, it has been used as a Public Safety Community Services office, municipal offices, storage space and by USC Aiken, according to the agenda notes.

“Although the offer is $180,851 less than what the city paid for the property in 2008, the cost of generating zero revenue for 13 years should also be noted,” the order’s notes state. day.

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The parking parcel is adjacent to the property currently owned by CTR LLC.

Another item on council’s record is an amendment to the concept plan for the village of Woodside to allow for the construction of 14 multi-family apartments.

Since 2007, according to the agenda notes, this area has been indicated as a future multi-family apartment development site on the approved concept plan.

The 14 apartments would be housed in one building, which would be located east of the existing townhouses and across Society Hill Drive from a doctor’s office and a pilates studio.

The Aiken Planning Commission considered this application at its January 11 meeting and unanimously recommended it to city council, with a 6-0 vote.

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City Council meets downtown at the Municipal Building, 214 Park Ave. SW Meetings are open to the public and are streamed live on the city’s YouTube page, youtube.com/cityofaikensc.

An executive in camera session is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. and the regular meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

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