Polk County Board of Supervisors to act on Property Transfer
Monday, April 1, 2013
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The Polk County Board of Supervisors will take action on Tuesday to finalize the property transaction between Polk County, the Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Des Moines (YMCA) and Wellmark, Inc. The transaction trades the vacant Wellmark building (former JC Penney’s) for the Polk County Convention Complex (Plex). This will allow the YMCA the opportunity to relocate from the river front to the former Plex location.
The Wellmark building will be incorporated into the County’s master courts plan which is in the process of being finalized by OPN Architects and will provide space for the County Attorney, Clerk, Juvenile and Magistrate Courts. The Wellmark building gives the County the opportunity to move the County Attorney and Clerks records out of leased space resulting in an immediate cost savings for Polk County.