Guard gives city first shot to buy armory

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Mexia City Council will consider an offer to purchase the old Mexia National Guard Armory building on Tyler Street at a special meeting tonight.
A March 10 letter from Joint Force Headquarters in Austin states the property was acquired from the city of Mexia in 1957 but has been declared “excess,” meaning the Guard no longer needs the building. Because the land was acquired from the city, the letter states, the military is giving the city the first chance to buy the building.
The 15,620-square-foot building, built in 1962, sits on 5.725 acres, and is valued by the an appraiser hired by the Guard at $220,000. The city has long been interested in acquiring the facility to consolidate city offices into one location.

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