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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offering unused parcel near Monroe for sale

For information on the October 2017 sealed bid auction, please visit this page http://bit.ly/WashburneWSpropertysale


May 17, 2016

Monroe OR -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will offer an undeveloped 38-acre property near the Benton-Lane County border for sale later this summer. There will be an open house meeting in Monroe on June 5 to present information on the project.

The property on 99W was formerly used as a highway wayside, but the restroom and sewage systems failed ten years ago and the facilities were removed. The property has been considered a candidate for disposal since 2014, and department property staff have been preparing it for sale for more than six months. An appraisal places the estimated value at $356,000. As required by state law, the property was first offered to other public agencies before being considered for public sale, but there were no takers.

If successful, funds from the sale will be placed in a special account used for property transactions that improve the overall state park system. The state park system both acquires and transfers properties out on a fairly regular basis as a way to improve outdoor recreation, protect key natural resources, and preserve important historic sites. The parcel offered for sale was originally acquired in 1926.

More information on the sale is online at https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/Pages/monroe-property-disposal.aspx, and an open house meeting will be held in at the Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th St, Monroe, OR 97456, on June 5, 2017, from 6-8 p.m.

Map of location south of Monroe on 99W