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Empty Centerville lot could be sold by state

Assuming redevelopment is ended, another twist for Fremont– and other cities — is that the state would likely sell off the properties owned by redevelopment agencies.

 That includes the 6.6-acre lot along Fremont Boulevard in front of Dale Hardware in Centerville.

If the city had ever signed a development agreement with Blake Hunt or any of the other prior suitors, the state wouldn’t be able touch the property, city officials said.

But the agreement was never reached — and the city is still working to get rid of recently found contamination —  so the state might end up liquidating the property.

Matt Artz