Cleaning house: GSA to sell Federal Building to gain tax revenue
Moscow’s historical Federal Building, built in 1909, is up for sale.Currently, the Washington and Sixth street building holds the post office and courthouse, and is owned by the General Services Administration — a company that oversees the business of the federal government.
Stephanie Kenitzer, Public Affairs Manager of the Northwest/Artic Region of GSA, said they do regular inventory of their buildings to see how they are being used as a way to make sure the government is utilizing tax-payers’ dollars efficiently.
Right now, Kenitzer said 20 to 25 percent of the building is not being used.
“We need to get rid of it,” she said.
Kenitzer said this would put more money back into the tax revenue.
This also means the post office and courthouse will have to relocate.
“They can stay there for two years and then decide to move to a new place, or rent from the new owners of the building,” Kenitzer said.
Kenitzer said she couldn’t give a price for moving the courthouse and post office because they still have two years to decide what to do.
Allison Griffith can be reached at arg-news.uidaho.edu