City sells vacant land to Blaine-based company

On Monday evening, June 17, the Auburn City Council authorized Mayor Nancy Backus to negotiate and execute a purchase and sale agreement with Blaine-based 136 Holdings Inc. for the sale of vacant city land at the intersection of B and 50th streets Northwest.

The city sold the property for $200,000.

The city acquired the land in 2001 as part of its South 277th Street Reconstruction Project, declared it surplus in 2008, and in 2015 dedicated a portion of it to right-of-way. The remaining land, about 12,000 square feet, is zoned for manufacturing.

There is no indication at this moment what 136 Holdings Inc. intends to do with its acquisition. The Washington Secretary of State’s website lists 136 Holdings Inc. as a for-profit business at 250 H St., # 311, Blaine, Wash.