Youngstown Council to Consider $550,000 Sale of Former Call Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown City Council will consider next week whether to enter into a lease/sale agreement for the former AT&T call center building at 2933 Salt Springs Road. 

The legislation, which council members will take up at a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday, calls for entering into a lease agreement of up to three years with an entity identified only as Kempthorn, with a guarantee to purchase the property for $550,000. 

The 26,522-square-foot building was constructed on the 3.97-acre site in 1993, according to a city brochure. The brochure showed a list price of $1 million for the property, while a separate brochure from Platz Realty Group listed the site at $1.5 million. 

Council also will take up legislation to negotiate terms and enter into agreements with Colu Technologies, New York, to extend the license for the software platform that supports the YO! mobile app. The ordinance calls for extending the agreement for a year for $60,000. 

In March, the city’s board of control entered into a license agreement with Colu for the app, which is intended to highlight small businesses and create a “buy local” platform. City officials held a media event in June announcing that it was seeking city businesses to participate.  

Pictured: Youngstown City Council is considering legislation to sell the former call center at 2933 Salt Springs Road.

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