After approval on Monday night, the city of Peru will now open 14 surplus properties for bid for purchase and/or development. These properties are owned by the city of Peru and have been acquired over the course of several years.
“Many of them were residential properties that the city pursued over the last several years due to multiple code violations, left abandoned or dilapidated and in very poor states,” City Attorney Scott Schweickert said. “We did code enforcement actions and obtained titles and demolished these properties.”
At this time all of the properties that will be available for bid are vacant lots located throughout the city.
“There are a few other small pieces that used to be utilized by the city, but are no longer,” Schweickert said. “Some have become just a headache for the city such as mowing the grass and the maintenance for something the city isn’t using.”
The city has put together proposal packets that can be picked up in the City Clerk’s Office, 1901 Fourth St., and the City’s Engineering Department.
Interested parties may fill out a packet for the piece of land they are interested in making a bid or proposing a development there. These packets will be due to the city by Dec. 17 at the latest for full consideration.
Seven of the parcels of land are zoned in a single-family residential district and are located at 248 Putnam St., 1815 Main St., 1718 Brewster St., 2104 Ninth St., southeast corner of Shooting Park Road and Pulaski Street and a .138-acre plot on Shooting Park Road.
Four sections of land are zoned in R-3 single and two-family residential districts and are located at 1124 Buffalo St., 1528 Pulaski St., 917 Monks Ave. and a .15 acre plot on Monks Avenue.
The parcel at 1602 Fifth St. is available and located in the B-3 Central Shopping District. Plot 2130 Fourth St. is located in the B-4 Highway Business District and the final plot on the southeast corner of Bluff and Pine streets is located in the commercial/manufacturing zone.
All of the above parcels of land can be bid on following Monday’s approval. For information on all or a specific piece of land, call the city of Peru at 815-223-0061.