People who may be interested in buying the county-owned former Cambria library building and 9,888-square-foot property can attend an informational reception from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the site, 900 Main St.
San Luis Obispo County property specialists will be there to provide details about the building, the land and the auction process, to be held during the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 21.
The county will hold additional receptions from 1 to 2 p.m. on March 12 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on April 1.
According to an online listing posted Feb. 2, the minimum bid is $540,000.
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The 2,331-square-foot building has skylights, private office/storage room and a standard commercial restroom. The lot in front of the building has eight parking spaces.
Another April 21 auction will be held at the supervisors’ meeting to sell two lots on Cornwall, also zoned commercial retail, that the county had purchased as a possible library site. Minimum bid is $210,000.
Cambria’s library was relocated to its new $2.8 million building at 1043 Main St. in 2013.
Under an agreement between the county and the Friends of the Cambria Library, the old building and the lots must be sold to help offset the nonprofit’s 50 percent share of the cost of the new building. If the properties don’t sell, the Friends group will have to raise additional funds to complete its obligation.
For details on the auction and property, go to http://slo.craigslist.org/off/4874068356.html, email Shauna Dragomir at sdragomir@ co.slo.ca.us or call her 781-5206.