February Decision on Gymnasium
10:54 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Montrose Seeking Input on Properties

The Montrose City Council is reaching out to its constituents as it tries to make a couple of big decisions.

Park Ridge Workshop in Montrose, IA

The city owns the land beneath a three building complex known as Park Ridge Workshop, which have sat vacant for years.

Montrose tossed around the idea of buying the buildings, earlier this year, for use as offices or as rental space for businesses.

Mayor Bobby Reid said that idea was dropped based on the feedback of residents.

We are trying to find out just what the property is worth, and what our citizens are willing to accept for the lot.

Montrose is now looking to sell the land beneath the buildings in the hope that a business or two will buy the entire site.

Reid said the city would like to hear from residents on the potential price tag for the land.

“We are trying to find out just what the property is worth,” said the mayor, “and what our citizens are willing to accept for the lot.”

Montrose is also seeking feedback on the future of its former gymnasium.

Reid said the building is currently used for recreational sports. 

He said one proposal on the table is to add fitness equipment so it can become a workout facility.  Another is for the city to use the property for equipment and vehicle storage.

Reid said the Montrose City Council could make a decision on the gymnasium in February.