Last updated: June 06. 2014 5:03PM - 1411 Views
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Luzerne County is now accepting proposals to purchase the former Valley Crest Nursing Home property in Plains Township.

The deadline to submit offers is 4 p.m. July 9, according to a posting on the RFP section of the county website, www.luzernecounty.org.

The property is 62.4 acres and includes a 27,474-square-foot building that housed a nursing home until the facility’s operator moved into a new property in 2010.

The county is trying to sell the entire property instead of subdividing it.

According to the request for proposals, the property was appraised at more than $4 million in 2010.

The Salvation Army had backed out of its plan to buy the building for $4.7 million for an adult rehabilitation center after the township refused to grant a zoning variance, and no buyers surfaced when the property was listed for sale a second time.

County officials decided to list the parcel again as part of a revived effort to unload unused property, county Chief Solicitor C. David Pedri recently told council.

If the county receives any reasonable offers, they will be presented to council for its required approval, Pedri has said.

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