Chillicothe Council held a review session and committee meetings Monday evening, and one topic was improving the area around Riverside and Mulberry Streets.
Mayor Luke Feeney added details to the announcement last Monday that the city school district was offering its bus facility to the city. It will cost $187,000, including a lease-to-own for two years.
That's for the building and fenced parking lot at Mulberry and Riverside. Feeney said getting that would allow the city to vacate the old armory in the center of the park...and eventually demolish the bus facility and add to Yoctangee Park, per advice of the park master plan.
But putting the service facility there for the short term would allow removal of other eyesores, like the tin shed and sign shop buildings downhill from it, and the former service facility on Riverside near Hickory. The estimate for that is $40,000 to $50,000.
Feeney said after encouraging the bats in the former service facility find a new home, that vacant lot could be sold.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture