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Town purchases Travis Building on North Main

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.

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.