Three out-of-state companies submitted bids as part of the city’s order to demolish the unfinished Berkman Plaza II while a potential developer says his group will buy the site within days.
City Procurement Division officials opened bids April 14 that range from $1.68 million to $2.34 million, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.
The step shows the city continues to move ahead on its tear-down order for the Downtown structure as it also approved a demolition permit in January for Jacksonville Riverfront Revitalization, which wants to buy the site.
The city issued a demolition order in October for the 18-story structure at 500 E. Bay St.
The order was authorized after the property on the St. Johns River was condemned by the Municipal Code Compliance Division.
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