Watertown hopes to sell 19 vacant lots, 4 buildings via RFP process

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WATERTOWN — The city hopes to unload 19 vacant lots and four buildings that it acquired after they went through a two-year redemption period for back taxes.

The Watertown City Council has instructed staff to sell the properties through a request for proposal process, rather than auctioning them off.

The city has issued itself a deed for the properties after no one showed any interest in acquiring their tax sale certificates during an auction in June.

The four buildings are a dilapidated apartment building at 542 Cooper St.; a single-family house at 256 Pleasant St.; a former commercial building that’s been converted to a residence at 405 Arsenal St.; and a manufactured home at 850 Superior St.

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