What if you offered to give away a building if the new owner would pay to move it, and had no takers. That's exactly what happened to the City Of Akron when it offered to give away the former Board of Realtors building in the 400 block of South High Street.
Mike Teodecki of the City of Akron Engineering Bureau says the building was in good shape. It was built in 1979.
The city will now absorb the cost of demolishing the former Board of Realtors Building on South High Street to make way for 250 more parking spaces. The spaces will be used by students who will live in new student apartments under construction adjacent to the property.
Teodecki says the city has made deals to successfully move other salvageable buildings in the past, but not this time.