Lawson Street

The city will sell the decommissioned Lawson Street – pictured here in the center – to the developer that owns the properties on either side.

City council agreed Monday to sell a small parcel of surplus land on Annabelle Street to a developer.

The 2,800 square feet of land was part of a city road known as Lawson Street, which once ran between Annabelle Street and Margaret Street. After the Mill at White Clay Creek housing complex was built several years ago, the street came to a dead end and was essentially useless, city officials said. Last year, city council officially decommissioned the street.

The city will sell the land for $15,453 to Frogtown LLC, a rental housing company owned by developers Todd Ladutko and Alan Schweizer. The company owns the properties on either side of the surplus land; on one side is a rental house and on the other is a vacant lot.

Acquiring the city property allows Frogtown to combine its existing properties. Ladutko told council last year that buying the land would allow him to build additional housing units there. The property is zoned for garden apartments.

Council approved the sale 6-1, with Councilwoman Corinth Ford opposed.

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