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Ottawa Finds Taker For Value City Property

Posted by wlpo on August 16, 2011

A longtime eyesore will be no longer on the north side of Ottawa.

Bill Walsh Automotive Group is buying the Value City property and opening a new Ford-Lincoln-Kia dealership on the property.  Bill Walsh Jr. says they’ll keep the existing building but make major renovations to the site.  He says it will be almost unrecognizable when they’re done.

To entice Walsh, the Ottawa City Council is working towards establishing the I-80 Commercial TIF District which would cover not only Value City but the old Walmart and K-Mart properties.  Walsh says they’ll only develop the Value City property if it’s in a TIF.

This would be Ottawa’s seventh TIF district.

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