A vacant downtown Franklin building and the former home of city offices are both on the market again.
The Franklin Redevelopment Commission is trying to sell the former G.C. Murphy building and former Franklin City Hall, in an effort to bring new businesses downtown and have the properties owned by a developer, business or group — instead of government.
Ending the city board’s ownership of the two vacant buildings is a top priority this year, board members said.
Both buildings are owned by the city government agency, meaning no property taxes are being paid on the properties. The board also spent about $17,000 in 2012 for utilities and maintenance as well as paid to replace the roof and remove mold from basement of the former G.C. Murphy building, city officials said.