Town purchases Travis Building on North Main

Published 8:58 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Farmville Town Council voted Tuesday to purchase the Travis Building in downtown Farmville for $40,000.

The town plans to tear down the building down and create a 25-by-160 foot green space in the current footprint of the one-level building. The green space will be used as an open area for benches.

The Travis Building, valued at $110,000, according to Town Manager Gerald Spates, is located at 109 N. Main St.

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At the time of purchase, the building was vacant.

The remaining balance of the money spent from purchasing the building will be used to tear down the structure, fixing a roof on an adjoining building and planting grass.

Spates said that the building has no value to the town.

This is a corrected version of the original story.