Brian Coddington

Take a tour of the vacant Joe E. Mann Center in Hillyard

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 4:28 p.m.

Take a tour of the vacant Joe E. Mann Center in Hillyard

The future of the vacant Joe E. Mann Army Reserve Center in Hillyard is being decided soon. The federal government has been accepting bids for the facility and will choose the winning bid later this month.

The center closed in 2010 after reserve units were relocated to Fairchild Air Force Base. The Spokane City Council acted as the center's Local Development Authority in recent years and worked to develop the site. The U.S. Army put it up for auction earlier this spring.

People will have a chance to tour the facility on Thursday, May 21. The hourly tours will begin at the main building entrance at 10 and 11 a.m.

Recently, The Army Reserve began using a local security firm to patrol the Mann Center and report any intrusions or damages done to the buildings. The Army has made repairs and cleaned up graffiti at the site.

The property's two buildings total around 37,000 square feet. Both buildings were constructed in1958 with additions to both in 1974.

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