City of Trail purchases Union hotel and 3 other properties to make them ready for re-development

The City of Trail has purchased some properties, with the hope of making them ready for re-development.

Mayor Mike Martin says they've purchased the Union Hotel and 3 adjacent properties to the south, including two vacant lots and a building on Cedar Avenue, for a total cost of 125-thousand dollars.

The plan is to demolish the buildings, after the sale closes at the end of August.

 Martin says the purchase fits in with council's objectives to continue downtown revitalization.

Martin says the city really appreciates the family agreeing to sell the properties, saying it will leave a legacy going forward.