County Development Council Ready To Move Forward With Days Inn Property Renovation

Brookville Days InnBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — The Jefferson County Development Council (JCDC) will move forward with its plans to renovate the former Days Inn property, according to director Brad Lashinsky.

lashinskyLashinsky gave an update on the property and said that at Monday’s Brookville Area School District board meeting, the directors approved a tax forgiveness for the property.

All three taxing bodies, including the county and Brookville Borough, have approved exonerating the taxes on the property where a defunct Days Inn Motel sits.

According to a previous story on explorejeffersonpa.com, the Days Inn was built in 1972 and was a 156-room, three-story, interior corridor hotel that bad one elevator, a 107-seat restaurant with 20-seat bar, outdoor pool, 3,000 square foot banquet space on about 13 acres of land just off Allegheny Boulevard near Interstate 80.

The hotel has been closed for a number of years and in that time it has become a haven for drug trafficking and dozens of squatters.

The JCDC will apply for a state loan, Business in Our Sites Program, and he said they hope to be able to take over the title and ownership in the next 2-3 weeks.

“Hopefully, by then, we will be the actual owners and have the site ready for new development sometime in the summer,” Lashinsky said.

The JCDC would have five years to repay the loan.

The Council would sell the lots on the property and Lashinsky believes there is enough room for 2 to 4, for $30,000 to $35,000 per acre.

“We aren’t looking to make money off it, but we would want to sell it to the right businesses that are going to bring jobs,” Lashinsky said. “We wouldn’t be selling it to someone who would just want to turn around and sell the lots.


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