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Works board approves sale of 2 properties

Fort Wayne Board of Public Works members on Wednesday approved the sale of two properties.

City Property Manager Dan Brenner said the city has no current or long-term plans for the parcels at 1016 Liberty St. in the East Central neighborhood or 500 E. Maple Grove Ave., near Pettit Avenue and Lafayette Street. But there are parties interested in purchasing them.

"We feel it would be better to get them back on the tax rolls," Brenner said.

The measure is only an "intent to sell." The actual sale of the properties will require separate approval.

Board members also approved moving forward with a brick street replacement for Butler Street, just south of downtown, concrete repairs in the Blackhawk/Blackhawk Forest/Blackhawk Farms area and replacing one of the gates on the St. Joe Dam.

– Journal Gazette