Sale Pending on Centralia-Owned, Decommissioned Golf Course Property

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Developer: Sale Price of $1.8 Million Pending a Feasibility Study, Mayor Says

A sale is currently pending on the decommissioned, Centralia-owned Armory Hills Golf Course, according to Mayor Max Vogt, with a buyer considering the purchase of the 33.3-acre property for about $1.8 million.

Vogt said a prospective developer made the offer pending a feasibility study on Aug. 2. The city-owned property, located at the end of Duffy Street, was on the market for 392 days and was originally listed at $2.1 million before the selling agent lowered the asking price.

“We’re excited we got an offer on the golf course,” Vogt said. “Hopefully, it will turn into something very great for Centralia.”

The property was originally provided to the city by state land grants in 1949 and 1963, according to the city’s website.

“The property is situated within a valley formed by Seminary Hill to the south and Ham Hill to the north. The former golf course included a wood-framed, two-story clubhouse facility, caretaker’s residence and restaurant on the upper level and a pro shop, equipment storage and operations facilities on the lower level,” the city’s website listing of the property reads.

Today, the property is used as an open space. It’s valued at $580,000, according to Lewis County Parcels.

The 3-acre property south of the golf course, which included the old clubhouse, was sold earlier this year to listed buyers Wyatt Teitzel and Shelley Stoner for $599,900.

The 33-acre property was originally surplused by the city back in 2015, according to previous Chronicle reports, though it had been decommissioned for far longer than that.

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Amy

What happened to the land grants? They were given to the city by the state for a reason, was it to protect the land?

Thursday, October 14
Earl Harbinger

Amy...do you not understand how land grants work?

5 days ago
Jon Coulter

33 acres for less than 2million? Developed, so close to town, its going to be worth far more. And we all get to pay for the streets, sewers and power. A now Snob Hill at our expense. It would be interesting tp see who ends up with the property, and trace the web of shell companies and wives back to the beneficiaries of these kickbacks. The whole sales stinks of nepotism and good old boy hand greasing.. Seattle developers going to show them the ropes, no doubt. Look at Snohomish and King county for the blueprints of how it is done.

3 days ago