ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Downtown Albany leaders take another step toward downtown development.
The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board voted to move ahead with the purchase of the buildings at a vital intersection, Pine and Front Streets.
ADICA and the city will share the $619,000 pricetag.
They had to complete an environmental study before sealing the deal.
"There was an indication on one of the maps that there was an underground storage tank and then there was another set of the maps showed no underground storage tank," said Nathan Davis, City Attorney. "So the thing to do was have an expert look at it and an expert came down from Atlanta with a ground penetrating radar and found no underground storage tank."
Leaders will close on the deal October 26th.
They hope to make renovations soon and attract new retailers and other businesses.