Future of Second and Lafayette property still up in the air

The future of city-owned property at Second Street and Lafayette Avenue in Columbus remains unknown.

Two companies responded to a request for proposals to purchase and develop the property. The Columbus Redevelopment Commission convened a special meeting Monday afternoon to open what they thought were bids. This special meeting came about after last week’s meeting failed to get underway due to a lack of members in attendance.

The Commission opened proposals from Hickory Investors, of Columbus, and Altera Development, who has offices in Texas and Alabama, said Mayor Kristen Brown. After perusing the proposals, the Mayor said that both companies indicated interest in the property, but were unwilling to attach a dollar-figure to their proposals. Mayor Brown added that the companies also asked for additional information.

Those proposals were not immediately available to local media. The Mayor said that she would make that information available sometime on Tuesday.