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Deadline passes with no bids to buy Winona

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A Wednesday deadline to submit a bid for the former Winona Hospital came and went without a single offer.

The city of Indianapolis is attempting to sell the property for redevelopment. On Feb. 3, the Metropolitan Development Commission approved a resolution to publicly list the property for $667,500.

After 30 days, the city now can enter into a redevelopment agreement without seeking public bids.

But, “at this point, we have no plans, and nothing is in the wings for now,” MDC spokesman John Bartholomew said. “We will see the property is kept clean and secure, given the environmental issues with it.”

The 317-bed hospital at Meridian and 32nd streets, which opened in 1956, closed in 2004 after owners declared bankruptcy. In October, it was listed—along with its unpaid tax bill of nearly $1 million—in the Marion County Treasurer’s tax sale.

But the opportunity to obtain the property’s tax lien attracted no bidders, either. The city has written off Winona’s back taxes and is now attempting to attract a buyer who can rehabilitate the property.
 

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