• City looks for interested parties who wish to procure Coquina property

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    May 22, 2019
    City looks for interested parties who wish to procure Coquina property
    Proposals for acquisition due by June 28
    As part of its recent purchase and development of 91 Coquina Ave., the City of St. Augustine is requesting proposals from interested parties who wish to procure and relocate the Meldrim Cottage, a residential structure which currently exists on the property. 
    Acquisition includes the structure only and does not include any portion of the lot on which the structure exists.
    While the cottage is offered in “as is” condition and no value has been assigned, the city strongly desires to have the house relocated and preserved and is offering a $5,000 stipend, the approximate cost of demolition, as assistance.  Applicable building permit fees will be waived by the City.  Additional expenses or fees associated with structure relocation, including applicable insurance, shall be the sole responsibility of the acquiring party.
    Please contact Corey Sakryd, Grant Administration Coordinator at (904) 209-4306 or csakryd@citystaug.com  to answer any questions about the project.
    Proposals are due to the Grant Administration Coordinator no later than June 28, 2019, 5 P.M. EDT.
    About the property
    The one story cottage is wood frame construction with 960 square feet of interior space divided into a parlor room, kitchen, office, bathroom, and three bedrooms. A front porch projects under a flat roof creating 146 square feet of covered area and a rear porch adds another 128 square feet. The cottage appears to be in good shape making it an ideal candidate for preservation or relocation.
    Significant details include the ship lap siding, wood windows, decorative exterior woodwork, coquina concrete pier foundation, horizontal wood paneled doors, and pecky cypress and pine tongue and groove interior paneling.  The roof is framed with heart pine members visible in the attic. Wood materials of the exterior siding, roof framing, pecky cypress and pine paneling, wood flooring, and windows appear to be in exceptional condition.  Exterior elements and the wood flooring need sanding and renewed protective coatings. 
    Photos, further details and an in-depth history of the structure is available at www.CityStAug.com.