July 15, 2010

Old Knife River Care Center building for sale

For sale, 42,000 sq. ft., 52 bedroom facility.

In 2006, the Knife River Care Center began construction on its new facility on North 22nd Street. Ever since its completion a few years later, the question has been what to do with the old facility at 509 Central Ave. KRCC announced that it would be taking bids for the purchase of the facility.

The decision about what to do with the building had been delayed several years because the old property was used as collateral for the loans used to build the new KRCC. Earlier this year, KRCC was able to satisfy the liens against the old facility and once again had free and clear title to the property, Administrator Keith Gendreau said. That allowed the KRCC board of directors to feel confident about advertising for bids to purchase the facility. Gendreau and KRCC board of directors president Fred Stern made a presentation on the status of the sale to community and county leaders Monday.

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