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Three acres on Main Street near Founders Park will be used for construction of a new city hall and police station in Centerville, the city has announced.

The property, purchased by the city in two parcels, is is at 204 and 244 N. Main, stretching from Main Street to 100 East. Total cost on the two parcels is $205,000.The city has put the 13-acre parcel including the current city hall and park on the market but has not found a buyer yet. The parcel's location along Parrish Lane just off the I-15 interchange makes it a prime site for commercial development, city officials believe.

The new site for the city's municipal building will enhance development on Main Street and provide a more central location for city offices. Besides city offices and a police station, the municipal building will house a council meeting room and justice court.

The parcel's 100-foot frontage road along Main Street and 100 East will allow improved access and overflow parking for events held in adjacent Founders Park, city officials say.

The city does not have any immediate plans to begin construction of a new municipal complex, but architectural drawings are being studied. City officials previously have said they want to sell the current city hall site or a portion of it to help fund the construction.

The new site was purchased in two separate transactions. A two-acre L-shaped parcel that includes an old home was bought from the Ralph Streeper family; a one-acre parcel was purchased from the estate of Edna R. France.