By Melissa McCaghren
The Slaton Economic Development Corporation discussed possible options for a property the City owns Thursday afternoon (May 27) during its monthly meeting, electing to approve the item pending a feasibility study.
Barbara Hopper, executive director, said options include building on the property and/or remodeling or repairing the exiting building. She added the building is the yellow building next to Town Square Antique Mall and the back lot in between.
Interim City Administrator Mike Lamberson said the City purchased the property because they were running out of options for business space. “We do have some businesses looking at some buildings on the square but right now we don’t really offer anything and some are privately owned and need a lot of work on it,” he said. “We’re to the point I think we need to get some good business buildings on the square to have ready to lease to these businesses.
“I think it’d be very feasible for us to work with SEDCO,” Lamberson added. “The City’s got $25,000 invested in the whole thing.”
The idea is to build at least two nice buildings and possible put the public restroom right next to the Slaton Museum. The two lots are “deep enough back” to add a couple of buildings.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.