County mulls purchase of 49er fire station |

County mulls purchase of 49er fire station

Nevada County is considering purchasing the old 49er fire station on North Bloomfield Road, Chief Information Officer Stephen Monaghan said Monday.

The county doesn’t know what it would do with the building yet, Monaghan said.

“It would be nice if the county could get it because it fits into our corridor here, but it’s not something we’re dying for,” Monaghan said.

Several other public entities have also expressed interest in the property, he added.

The station, vacant since the new Coyote Street station was constructed in 2002, has been on the market for several years. The county previously made an offer, which was not accepted by the building’s owner, the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Monaghan said.

Consolidated then received a higher offer from a wood pallet business and attempted to change the use of the building from public to commercial, an idea strongly opposed by Nevada City.

Several weeks ago, Consolidated backed off its attempts to convert the building to commercial after the wood pallet business rescinded its offer.

Monaghan said county staffers are only researching the purchase and have not submitted an offer.

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