Conshohocken Economic Development Corp. Considers Future of Leeland Mansion

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Members of the Conshohocken Economic Development Corp. recently discussed the future of the town’s Leeland Mansion on Fayette Street, writes Carl Rotenberg for The Lansdale Reporter.

The mansion, built by John Ellwood Lee in 1898, was used as borough offices, while the carriage house behind the building was a police station. This changed last December, when everything was moved to the new borough hall at Fourth Avenue.

The Borough Council has asked the CEDC to recommend alternative uses for the building, which is owned by the borough but not currently in use.

Anita Barton, one of two council members present, said she wanted the first floor of the mansion, as well as its front lawn, to remain available for public meetings and community uses.

CEDC member Julian Miraglia said that one of the options could be the sale of the property, which could bring in approximately $1.5 million.

“The police station could sell separately for $500,000 to $700,000,” said Miraglia. “The front part would sell for $700,000 or $750,000.”

By the end of the session, it was decided that a tour of the two buildings would be undertaken on Aug. 3, with another meeting scheduled for Aug. 10.

Read more about the future of Leeland Mansion in The Lansdale Reporter by clicking here.

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