Phoenixville to auction old borough hall, set to move to new one in August

The old Phoenixville Borough Hall building which could be put on the auction block by mid September. (Photo by Mike Keaveney)

PHOENIXVILLE — Set to move into the new borough hall early in August, officials are preparing to part with the current borough hall.

“We are working on an agreement with the real estate and auction company Max Spann,” Phoenixville Borough Manager Jean Krack said in an email to The Mercury Tuesday. “I hope to have an agreement with them before the end of the month.”

If things go as planned, an auction is possible “some time in mid- to late-September,” though Krack emphasized “these are estimates.”

Several ideas have been pitched for the old borough hall site once operations move to the new one, including one last summer from a non-profit that wished to knock down the old borough hall and create apartments for seniors and those with disabilities.

In a borough council meeting July 9, Krack said the move-in date for the new borough hall is Aug. 5.

“Knock on wood, our goal is to move in, transition and get online and everything on the fifth of August,” Krack said.

Krack said the contractor building the hall was “cautiously optimistic” that the move-in would take place then.

The next borough council meeting will likely take place in the new hall, though Krack said it “might be a little rough around the edges.”

These estimates are in line with what has been announced since at least late spring in public meetings.

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