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City plans to demolish downtown building for parking space


More downtown parking is in Sidney’s future.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the city council approved the purchase of property located at 812 9th Ave. to provide additional parking in the area. The city entered into an agreement to purchase two commercial properties from Mildred Elwell for the price of $50,000. The property includes a building as well as a fenced lot.

“It’s an old structure that has a lot of structural damage,” said city manager Gary Person. “And obviously it has a lot of wear and tear from its age.”

The structure and lot are both currently used for storage. This i...

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