On its third try, the county Board of Supervisors finally managed to unload its old courthouse in Paso Robles, accepting a bid for $377,500 from Richard H. Lenz on Tuesday.
The courthouse, at 549 10th St., became vacant in 2008 with the opening of a new courthouse. The parcel includes a 3,185-square-foot building on a 15,682-square-foot lot. Two modular buildings also sit on the site.
The county has twice before tried to sell the property, only to come up with no bidders.
On this third go-round, the county’s minimum bid was $375,000.
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A spokesman for Lenz said the buyer intends to renovate the property, then lease the building and hold on to it for a long-term investment.
The proceeds will go toward defraying the cost of the new courthouse.