Dougherty Co. Commission votes to acquire National Guard Armory property

Dougherty Co. Commission votes to acquire National Guard Armory property
The Dougherty County Commission voted unanimously to obtain the National Guard Armory property from the State Properties Commission. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas (Source: WALB)

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Commission voted unanimously to obtain the National Guard Armory property from the State Properties Commission.

The property on North Monroe Street has been empty since the armory moved to the Marine Corps Logistics Base.

The commissioners approved the county's proposal to buy the vacant building.

"This is a strategic property that is in the downtown area that is connected to other publicly owned property that the county already has. Now what we can do is take that, connect it to other properties that we already have and look at an appropriate public purpose," said Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas.

Cohilas said the county is currently thinking of what it can do with the property in a creative way that is beneficial to the downtown economy.

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