Lackawanna County Looking To Sell Visitors Center Building
Lackawanna County commissioners voted unanimously to have the county purchasing department advertise a request for proposals for the sale of the county visitors center building, 99 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Several officials praised the building, but argued that it’s not centrally located and doesn’t fit the current needs of county government. The building does not currently house any government operations. Offices for the Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau, which are now located in the Scranton Electric Building downtown, will be relocated to the county Gateway Center on Jefferson Avenue once the former Globe store on Wyoming Avenue is ready to house government operations. A minimum price has yet to be determined, but county Purchasing Director Joe Wechsler said the county did have the building appraised recently for $1.2 million. The county will likely advertise the building’s sale in the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Allentown markets, Frederickson said. Bright Horizons, an early childhood learning center, is leasing space at the building, but Frederickson said that lease would transfer with the sale.