Edmonds Community College’s Conference Center declared as surplus by state; Edmonds to look into possible purchase

The Edmonds Conference Center
The Edmonds Conference Center is located at 201 4th Ave. N.

The Edmonds Conference Center, which is owned by Edmonds Community College, has been declared as surplus property by the State of Washington.

As a result, the Edmonds City Council is researching whether the city should purchase it.

Following citizen testimony at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that the state has declared the conference center as surplus property, the council agreed to investigate whether it wants to pursue buying the 11,252 gross building area conference Center, which was built in 1997. The property has 27 paved onsite parking spaces behind the building.

As a public agency, the City of Edmonds has until May 4, 2015 to notify the state of its desire to acquire the property, which is valued at $2.3 million.

Both Doug Swartz and Jenny Antilla urged the council to investigate whether the city could earn revenue from conference center, which has been rented out by Edmonds Community College to various groups over the years.

Councilmembers directed Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas to acquire information related to the facility, including its condition, operating costs, yearly rental income, and what possible state offsets might be available for the purchase price.

The council will discuss the issue during its April 28 meeting, and public comment will be taken at that time.

You can review the entire State Property Bulletin regarding the property here.

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