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County looking for buyers for human services building

Published On: May 01 2013 12:01:56 AM EDT

Northampton County officials are courting developers willing to spend almost $2 million to buy a building in Bethlehem being used to provide human services.

County executive John Stoffa made the announcement about the Martin Bechtel Building at 520 East Broad St. in a news release late Monday afternoon.

The county is asking $1.95 million for the facility, which has 29,000 square feet of office space and about 95 parking spaces on 2.12 acres.


But it will take more than just money to acquire the Bechtel Building. According to the release, the county will also take into account "the best redevelopment plan for the community" in deciding who get to buy the building.

Prospective buyers will be allowed a tour of the facility at 10:30 a.m. May 10. Bids must be submit by 4 p.m. June 3.

Information about the sale can be obtained from Ken Mohr, of Mohr Management Resources, by calling 610-282-1921; emailing, or online at

Northampton County is in the process of relocating all Human Services functions into a new centralized facility in Bethlehem Township by March 2014.

The county already has its human services facility in Easton, the Wolf Building, under an agreement of sale.