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Remsen Building finds its new owner


MEDINA TWP. — Medina Creative Housing is the new owner of the Remsen Building.

Medina Township trustees voted

3-0 to accept an $100,000 offer from Creative Housing at a special meeting Monday at township hall.

The Medina Soccer Association had made a $100,000 offer for the building at 3314 Myers Road. But per its five-year lease with the township signed last December, Creative Housing had 45 days to exercise its right of first refusal.

Creative Housing presented to the township a purchase agreement, which was reviewed by the Medina County Prosecutor’s Office.

Assistant County Prosecutor Tom Karris said the building is being sold “as is.”

The soccer association has a five-year lease to remain in the building and pays $1,400 a month rent. It had been putting rent money in escrow until the roof was repaired on the building.

Weymouth Preservation Society president Susan McKiernan said her organization has a 10-year renewable lease with Creative Housing and will be staying put.

The society pays $200 a month for rent and operates a museum in the three-room Weymouth School that was built in 1925.

Diane DePasquale-Hagerty, executive director of Medina Creative Housing, was not available for comment.

Medina Township purchased the building several years ago for $80,000. It had planned to build its police station there but that never happened.

The soccer association had made an offer of $215,000 for the building about two years ago. Trustees never accepted the bid.

Dave Clardy, representing Peaceworks Inc., made an offer of $300,000 for the building last year.

That offer was shelved over a dispute about deed restrictions on the property. When Clardy was attempting to purchase the building, there were rumors that the Weymouth Preservation Society and perhaps Creative Housing would have to find new homes.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.

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