City of Parkersburg buys land from Farmer’s Co-Op

As Farmer’s Cooperative liquidates its assets in Parkersburg, the city has purchased two parcels of land near the railroad tracks with intentions to use them for snow and sand storage and add overflow parking downtown.

The city council approved the move during last Tuesday night’s meeting at a total cost of $30,000 for the land and three buildings, including the old Co-op office. City Administrator Chris Luhring told the Eclipse News-Review that currently, there are no plans to knock down any of the buildings.

“Once we get ownership, we can have a deeper, darker discussion on what to do and how to utilize it best,” he said.

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