One Government Center: No Deal

(Toledo, OH) Talk of Toledo buying One Government Center appears to be officially over.

Toledo City Council today will give its first discussion to a lease agreement with the state for its office space in One Government Center. The legislation seems to make talk of a Toledo takeover of the 22-story building a moot point. The legislation on the agenda calls for a $1.6 million  lease payment to the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, which owns One Government Center, but is managed through a third party. 

Late Mayor D-Michael Collins first floated the idea of Toledo city government taking over the building for one dollar, but being responsible for any repairs. Any deal fell apart over the state's refusal to allow Toledo's top brass from using escrowed rent monies to make some of those repairs themselves.

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