September 18, 1997 in Idaho

Hagadone Seeks Land Near Course Firm Again Asks State To Sell Two Parcels

By The Spokesman-Review
 

The Hagadone Corp. is asking the Idaho Transportation Department to sell about 4 acres near the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.

John Barlow of the Hagadone Corp. is appearing before the Transportation Department Board in Boise today to ask the board to declare the land surplus and sell it. The board denied a similar request three years ago.

Barlow could not be reached for information about what the Hagadone Corp. plans to do with the property.

There are two pieces of land. One is a 4-acre strip that follows the south side of Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive, said Barbara Babic, spokeswoman for the Transportation Department.

This arc of property is part of the right-of-way that dates to when Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive was part of U.S. Highway 10 and the temporary path of Interstate 90. It basically is a grassy knoll that follows the golf course fence, Babic said.

“When the new I-90 was finished and Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive was finished, that was left over,” she said. It was appraised for $2,400 in 1994.

The other piece of ground is about 19,000 square feet and sits southeast of the Potlatch Hill overpass. It has not been appraised.

Both parcels would have to have new appraisals if they were sold, Babic said. The state could not sell them for less than the appraised price.

The local state highway district has recommended that the State Transportation Board declare the property surplus. If the value of the two pieces of ground is appraised at less than $10,000, the Transportation Department can negotiate with adjacent landowners or sell it at public auction, Babic said.

If the appraised value is more than $10,000, the land has to go to public auction.

There are questions about whether the smaller parcel near the Potlatch Hill overpass could be used for additional parking for the Centennial Trail, Babic said.

, DataTimes


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