Parkhurst house up for ten­der

The Star Early Edition - - METRO WATCH -

THE IN­FA­MOUS No 79, 12th Street house in Parkhurst is up for ten­der again – for the third time in six years – since ward coun­cil­lor Tim Tru­luck has been a coun­cil­lor.

The coun­cil­lor ex­plains that the van­dalised prop­erty was bought by the City of Joburg back in the 1980s to be the Parkhurst Li­brary.

But then it was found out to be un­suit­able as books are very heavy and a new, pur­pose-built li­brary was built at Ver­ity Park and was sub­se­quently leased at a “pep­per­corn” rate to a

You can build three storeys and work from home

va­ri­ety of peo­ple.

“Of course, by now, it has been van­dalised and has a huge crack down the front and prob­a­bly needs to be de­mol­ished.

“But, it is in a good lo­ca­tion, if you like liv­ing near the “vibey and trendy 4th Av­enue strip”, you can build three storeys and work from home, so it would suit some­one young, hard of hear­ing and a self­s­tarter,” he said.

The ten­der doc­u­ment is avail­able from the Jo­han­nes­burg Prop­erty Com­pany, 1st floor, Fo­rum 2, 33 Hoofdt Street, Braam­fontein, at a cost of R500. The clos­ing date is June 10.

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