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Feb 11, 2014 7:48 AM by AP

Central City Hall complex could move to old school

CENTRAL, La. (AP) - The Central School Board has agreed to sell to the city of Central 14 of the 29 acres it owns to turn into a City Hall complex and community center.

The Advocate reports the property, which until 2012 was the home of Central Middle School, is one of several properties the city is considering.

In addition to a building for City Hall, the city is looking for space that could encompass meeting rooms, a walking path or possible park, as well as enough space for expansion that could add other amenities and provide an area for some commercial projects.

The state has earmarked about $2 million in capital outlay funding for a new Central municipal complex, and the city's general fund has more than $8 million in reserves to draw upon.

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