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BTNF Administrative Land Up For Sale Again

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The contract to purchase the 10-acre site behind the Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor’s office is off.  That property went under contract in July with an anticipated closing this month.  However, Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says terms for the closing could not be agreed upon and the prospective buyer withdrew the offer this week.  Now, Cernicek says the forest and the regional office will be working to revise the conveyance schedule and continue planning for a new office and associated facilities. She says the Forest Service will still pursue selling the property and is still working with the listing agent, Sotheby’s International, and will be entertaining other buyers for the parcel.  Says Cernicek:  “Ultimately, once the property does sell, the Forest is going to proceed with taking the proceeds and using them to build a new combined supervisor’s office and district office on the existing five acres there in downtown Jackson. Cernicek adds that the work already completed cleaning up buildings and preparing areas will help facilitate a forthcoming sale.  She says, while there are parties who have expressed an interest, inquiries are still being entertained through Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty at 739-8118.

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