The former site of the Central Fire Station, at Main Street and Austin Avenue in Brownwood, may become the home of a fast food restaurant.
A developer has submitted a letter of intent to buy the property for $290,00, provided the Brownwood Municipal Development District — which owns the property — pays for asbestos remediation and demolition of the building, an agenda item briefing sheet for Tuesday’s Brownwood City Council meeting states.
Council members will consider ratifying the municipal development district’s sale of the property when they meet at 9 a.m.
The property will be required to go through a sealed bid process, with the specifications requiring the construction of a $959,000, 1,640-square-foot fast good restaurant with at least 40 parking spaces, a drive-thru lane and employment for 20 workers with an average salary of $20,000, the briefing sheet states.
The city has received a $57,272 bid for the asbestos remediation and destruction.
The former fire station has been empty since the Brownwood Fire Department moved into a new facility in April 2015.