By STEVE JONES Staff writer
CITY FORECLOSURE — The former Thrifty Grocery store at 1148 Floyd Ave. is one of more than two dozen parcels taken by the city for non-payment of taxes that is up for sale by the Real Property Committee. The parcels will be avaialble for public inspection Aug. 22-24. (Sentinel photo by Makenzi Enos)
The city will hold its own version of open houses Aug. 22-24 for a group of properties it owns following tax foreclosure.
The city’s Real Property Committee, an internal review committee, handles all aspects of sales of city-owned parcels, reviewing proposals and making recommendations to the Common Council.
These sales almost always are accompanied by rehabilitation agreements, promises by the buyers to fix code issues and upgrade certain aspects of the parcels (such as removal or addition of fences, removal of junk and debris, or adding or improving paved areas).
When the city makes a deal with a rehabilitation agreement, it allows the city to retain the property if the work is not done in an agreed upon amount of time, and the city can also keep the sale revenue. "A quit claim deed," the legal notice on the sales states, "will only be conveyed if and when the rehabilitation is complete."
The minimum purchase price on the parcels listed for this batch of parcels is $500. To submit a proposal, it must be delivered in a sealed envelope labeled "Real property proposal" with the potential buyer’s name and the property is question’s address to: Rome City Clerk, 198 N. Washington St., c/o real property, Rome NY 13440. The form can be obtained at www.romenewyork.com.
The properties being shown (all of which are dwelling unless noted) and their inspection dates and times are:
¿ 2006 Bedford St., 8-10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
¿ 1016 W. Thomas St., 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
¿ 312 N. Charles St., 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
¿ 1000 W. Dominick St., noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
¿ 704 W. Court St., 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
¿ 752 Calvert St., 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
¿ 308 W. Park St., 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
¿ 334 Henry St., 8-9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
¿ 212 Lawrence St., 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
¿ 6886 Greenfield Road, 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
¿ 308 W. Court St., 11 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Aug. 23.
¿ 713 1/2 N. Jay St., noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
¿ 752-754 W. Court St., 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
¿ 117 W. Fox St., 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
¿ 120 Mill St., 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
¿ 105 Third St., 8-9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.
¿ 104-106 Benedict Ave., 9-10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.
¿ 313 Gansevoort Ave., 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.
¿ 6862 Stanwix Ave., 11 a.m.-noon on Friday, Aug. 24.
¿ 317 Urbandale Parkway, noon-2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. This is a condominium unit, with regulations and fees governed by the Urbandale Park Homeowners Association.
¿ 313 Kossuth St., 2-3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.
¿ 209 N. Doxtator Ave., 3-4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.
¿ 1148 Floyd Ave., 4-5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. This is a former convenience store next to the former Wright Park Manor parcel.
The city is also trying to sell 41 vacant parcels in various locations. There are no scheduled viewing times for the vacant lots.