Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

County Looks at Union Square Options.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Isabel Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

* Locating offices, selling and leasing space are discussed by commission

A vacant, three-story building that housed the district attorney's offices could be leased or used by the county itself, but the Bernalillo County Commission wants more information before it decides.

"I don't think there's ever been a bad real estate investment. People just don't hold onto it long enough," said Commissioner Tim Cummins, a real estate broker.

The Union Square building, bought in 1989 for $3.8 million, was appraised last year at $1 million. The county had planned to sell it for about $4.2 million and use the money to help pay down its bond debt for the new district attorney's building near the almost-completed county courthouse on Lomas NW. …

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