City economic development manager Jeanine Jerkovic says therecent city council meeting focused on bids received for the24-year-old complex at 12425 W. Bell Rd., though no hard decisionswere reached. The big surprise, says Jerkovic, was the proposed userequest for the four-building asset.


"There seemed to be a lot of interest in setting up some kind ofbusiness incubation center," she tells "That wasn'tsomething that had come up before, and we're taking a look atpossibly doing something along those lines."


Surprise's city hall was introduced to the market throughauction in October 2008 at a minimum bid of $8.6 million. The citywas willing to entertain both sale and lease bids, but Jerkovicsays no sale bids were received by the deadline of Nov. 20.


The old city hall was brought tomarket because a new one is currently under construction.Ground broke earlier in 2008 on a 134,000-square-foot, four-storymunicipal building at a cost of $48.5 million. Move-in to the newcity center, at the intersection of Bell and Bullard roads, isscheduled to take place mid-summer 2009.

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