Supervisors have agreed to put down a $465,000 deposit on the Cornerstone Chapel building at 742 Miller Drive SE in Leesburg ahead of schedule.
The deposit was planned for FY2017 but moved up to this year’s budget. The board has authorized county staff to negotiate a deal up to $4.65 million for the building and plans to appropriate up to $3.45 million to renovate.
County staff are finalizing negotiations for the building, which will allow the county to move more county offices out of leased space and into county-owned property. Cornerstone Chapel is expected to close no later than November 2016; the purchase and renovation price is expected to come out of the FY17 budget.