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Taylor Councilman James Digwood and Taylor Borough Manager Daniel P. Zeleniak stand on one of the six available lots in the borough. PHOTO SHANNON C. KEITH

Looking for land?

Taylor Borough happens to have some for sale near the Taylor Colliery property and hopes the location — and price — will spark an interest from those seeking to build a new residential home.

“For approximately 40 years this land has sat vacant and unused,” said borough manager Daniel Zeleniak. “I grew up right on this very street. One of the properties is actually where my homestead once was located. Due to the economic times we are in, the borough needs to get all of the property back into viable use.”

There are six properties in total, situated along Third Street, in an area of the borough that has been untouched for more than three decades.

Asking price on four of the properties starts at $41,000. The borough has set the asking price at $43,000 for the remaining two available properties.

“Taylor Borough Council has invested significant money to this area to see this initial redevelopment of this section of our borough come to fruition,” he added. “For too long, the negatives of the mining industry have plagued our community and we are now at a point where we can move forward and grow having learned from those lessons in a positive direction.”

If you look at the new trail that’s recently opened along the Lackawanna River, and you look at the Riverside School District, look at the incredible variety of growth and opportunity in the entire county, Taylor Borough — once landlocked — now has more than 200 acres to offer to potential developers and potential residents,” he added.

Those interested in the properties may submit sealed bids until 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9. to the borough building at 122 Union St., in Taylor.

According to Zeleniak, the borough has been working with some interested developers on exploring developmental options for the larger portions of the colliery/Feltsville area, including the portions known as the “canoe,” near the Taylor Hose Co. No. 1 and the lower colliery piece where the breaker building is located.

Interested individuals seeking more information are asked to contact the borough at 562-1400 for more information, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.