By RALPH ANSAMI firstname.lastname@example.org IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission on Monday will act on selling a piece of property to Gogebic County Community Mental Health for construction of a group home. The facility would be similar to one operated on Greenbush Street by GCCMH, according to city officials. GCCMH chose property owned by the city on Ayer Street, across from the baseball diamond. “The parcel would be carved out of a larger parcel owned by the city. The proposed parcel was appraised at $3,500,” Ironwood Community Development Director Tom Bergman wrote in a summary to city commissioners. Additional costs for surveying and title work will be the responsibility of GCCMH. Bergman said the property, consisting of two different parcels, is zoned R-1 Single Family Residential on the west half and C-3 Highway Commercial on the east half. The city’s comprehensive plan recommends the area be rezoned to R-2 Multi-family Residential. Bergman said the proposed project would be consistent with the rezoning recommendations in the comprehensive plan. The proposal was reviewed by both the city’s planning commission and parks and recreation committee. Both committees recommended the sale of the property to GCCMH. The city commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in commission chambers on the second floor of the Memorial Building.
Commissioners to consider sale of land for group home