Sturgis follows through with property sale

The Sturgis Housing Development Corporation has followed through on its decision to sell a South Nottawa Street property that may result in its demolition, despite neighborhood objections.
The residence was obtained by the city when the house went through a bank foreclosure and the Sturgis Neighborhood Program determined it could not afford to undertake rehabilitation.
An adjacent property owner submitted an offer in March to purchase the property for $6,100, demolish the home and improve his driveway, landscaping and add a gazebo.
City attorney Roger Bird said the municipality has a binding sales contract.
Corporation board members said they would be open to finding a compromise use for the property that would allow the prospective buyer to improve his driveway and possibly find an investor willing to save and restore the home.

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