Finalizing RTC sale will cost city $1,050
By Susan M.A. Larson
The city, which became owner of five Regional Treatment Center Buildings Friday, could spend $1,050 to tie up loose ends on the purchase.
As part of the acquisition, city utilities must be extended to the nurses cottage, which is currently on the state utility system, Attorney Kent Mattson, Kirkbride/RTC project consultant, said during the city council meeting Tuesday.
To make the extension, an easement must be acquired from the Minnesota Veterans Home, as the water lines run through its property, which was originally state land. The city agreed to this and to pick up the legal costs up to $550 if necessary.
The city will purchase Incinerator Road from the state to allow access to the cottage for $1 and pay legal costs, which Mattson estimates will be less than $500.
Hawthorne Development, Fargo, is interested in the nurses cottage for multi-unit housing/condominiums. Jeff Schlossman Investments, Fargo, is interested in the building formerly occupied by the school district and department of human services for use as office buildings.
Before the sale can be finalized, the developers must do an appraisal on the buildings. If the buildings are not developed, demolition will proceed.
The 1,000th person is slated to tour the RTC Friday afternoon, according to Gene Schmidt, representing the Friends of the Kirkbride.