Clearfield City (March 29, 2018) – Clearfield City has purchased the Clearfield Mobile Home Park (located at 442 State Street) on Thursday March 29, 2018 and is considering it as a way to secure development potential for the City.
The City was recently made aware that the owners of the mobile home park were court-ordered to sell the property and submitted an offer as part of a blind bidding process. On February 26 the City was informed that their offer of the purchase price at $4.75 million was accepted. The mobile home park sits on 15 acres of land in the heart of the city, and includes 172 mobile home spaces, with approximately 47 units occupied.
“While the property does secure development potential for the City’s master plan, its residents are our primary concern,” says Mayor Mark Shepherd. “We will work tirelessly to make sure that the transition of ownership is as smooth as possible for the people living there. We realize this is their home and they are going to have a lot of questions and needs. We are in the process of engaging the residents and are committed to working with them to help meet their needs.”
A property management firm has been contracted to help the City operate the facility during the transition, and assist residents as their advocate during the eventual closure of the property. City officials have yet to determine a date for the closure. The City expects to keep the residents informed throughout every stage of the process.
“The property will be integral to our downtown revitalization and resurgence,” says Shepherd. “The property is in an area that the City is motivated to revitalize as part of the master plan and long-term vision.”
The City Council has approved the purchase of the mobile home park on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM during their Policy Session. Immediately following the session the Mayor and City Council made a joint statement which is available on the City’s Facebook page.