Clearfield City to purchase mobile home park

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CLEARFIELD, Utah (News4Utah) – Clearfield City is under contract to purchase the Clearfield Mobile Home Park located at 442 State Street.

The city is interested in securing the property for potential development.

The owners of the mobile home park were court-ordered to sell the property. The city submitted an offer as part of a blind bidding process.

On February 26, city officials  were informed that their offer of the purchase price at $4.75 million was accepted. The mobile home park sits on 15 acres of land in the heart of the city, and includes 172 mobile home spaces, with approximately 47 units occupied.

“While the property does secure development potential for the City’s master plan, its residents are our primary concern,” says Mayor Mark Shepherd.  “We will work tirelessly to make sure that the transition of ownership is as smooth as possible for the people living there.  We realize this is their home and they are going to have a lot of questions and needs. We are in the process of engaging the residents and are committed to working with them to help meet their needs.” 

A property management firm will be contracted to “help the city operate the facility during the transition and assist residents as their advocate during the eventual closure of the property,” Clearfield City said in news release Wednesday.

Officials have yet to determine a date for the closure.

Clearfield City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider the approval to purchase the mobile home park on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Immediately after, the mayor and city council will make a joint statement which will be broadcasted live on the City’s Facebook page.

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