A new mixed-use development could be in the works for the City of Laurel after officials began wooing a developer to purchase the old police headquarters building near Main Street.
During last night’s Laurel Council meeting, city officials introduced a motion declaring the property on 350 Municipal Square as a surplus property intending to sell it for $2.3 million.
The property is about 12,000 square-feet and was originally a Safeway Store before becoming City Hall in the 1950s. More recently, it was used as police headquarters until police moved to a new building on 5th Street. According to the resolution, the city has no use for the building and it has no historical significance despite being close to its historic district.
Mayor Craig Moe has been brokering a deal to sell the building to Ohio-based Klingbeil Capital Management. The site sits a few blocks from the Laurel MARC station and would be a part of the city’s arts district.
“I’d like to see something that would bring foot traffic,” Moe said. “There’s quite a few options.”
The property sits in an area that the city has been trying to . Moe said it’s still too early to know what the property could be used for but he would like to see a residential component included.
A second hearing and final vote to authorize the sale of the property is scheduled for Feb. 13 at the .