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.

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

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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.

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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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