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State seeks buyers for 4 small, vacant parcels along T's Orange Line in Jamaica Plain

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  April 29, 2013 11:44 AM

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The state transportation department is looking for buyers for four small, vacant parcels of land along the MBTA’s Orange Line in Jamaica Plain.

The sites are surplus property leftover from the MBTA’s Southwest Corridor Project, which began in 1968 and was completed in 1987, officials said.

The largest site is 1,621 square feet. It is located on Lawndale Terrace.

Another parcel, on Gordon Street near Woosley Square, is 686 square feet. There is also a 552 square-foot parcel on Everett Street and a 375 square-foot parcel on Call Street near Carolina Avenue.

The transportation department announced on Friday that it is seeking bids for the properties. Each site will be sold “as is” to the highest bidder.

But, to be selected, the top bid must meet or exceed “fair market value,” which has not yet been determined for these four sites. The state can also reject any bids and can try to seek additional information or negotiate with bidders.

“Prospective bidders are responsible for determining the availability and adequacy of any utilities for the parcel,” the transportation department said in a statement. “Parcels will be sold in an ‘as is,’ ‘where is,’ and ‘with all defects basis,’ and are subject to all existing and recorded easements, encumbrances, restrictions, and utilities.”

Bids are due by 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27.

For other terms, conditions and details about the bidding process, see a copy of the invitation for bids here.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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