The City of Joplin could soon have some land up for grabs. The city has nine pieces of property they are considering selling.
Before bids can be made the property must be declared excess and eligible by the planning and zoning board, and the city council.
Most of the land was acquired by street widening projects but officials say there are three properties along 20th and Connecticut they are holding back from selling for possible development plans.
The asking price on properties that may go for sale range from $2,350 to $186,000, and officials say the city will get some revenue by selling the land.
"It's not good for the city to sit on vacant land and not use it," says Finance Director Leslie Jones. "It's much better for the community whether it's used for a single family home to be built on it or whether it's to build some business on it, it's much better for the community has a whole for land to be used."
The city council will determine if the properties are to be declared excess at its next meeting on September 4.
The properties being discussed are:
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