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Ridgefield to pay $3.8M for new home of public works staff

By , Columbian county government and small cities reporter

The city of Ridgefield will purchase property for $3.8 million to house its Public Works Department.

On Thursday, the city council unanimously approved the purchase of the property at 487 S. 56th Place. The 4.39-acre property includes a 23,000-square-foot warehouse and 5,000-square-foot, two-story office building.

A 2013 study found that the Public Works Department needed a larger operations facility. City officials became aware of the property in December.

The sale is scheduled to close on or before July 20. The current property owner, Nanken LLC, has a lease with a commercial tenant through August. City officials plan to negotiate a lease extension as the tenant and city prepare to move.

After the lease expires, all public works employees plan to relocate to the site.

Columbian county government and small cities reporter