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Old Brownwood fire station sold to make way for fast food restaurant

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BROWNWOOD, Texas - Brownwood City Council members approved several construction-related projects, including the sale of the old main fire station.

A developer placed a $290,000 bid for the building, located at the intersection of Main Street and Austin Avenue, to build a fast food restaurant, according to the Brownwood Municipal Development District.

As part of the project, the city will have to pay an estimated $60,000 for asbestos remediation and demolition, though it probably won't cost that much.

"Initial estimate of $60,000 on that is actually pretty high, but I did that for financial analysis purposes," Executive Director of the BMDD Guy Andrews said. "The bids are coming in and they are as low as $45,000."

The city council also approved a $350,000 incentive agreement with Hendrick Health System. The company wants to build a new medical office near its current Brownwood facility.

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