(Aurora, Ind.) - The City of Aurora is getting a historic building back after an emotional legal fight.
Old Aurora High School building on US 50.
Mike Perleberg-Eagle 99.3
The city had sued the Greater Cincinnati YMCA in March 2009 after the “Y” abruptly shut down at the old Aurora High School on U.S. 50 in 2008.
The two sides went to mediation session in June, which may have led to the agreement allowing the city to purchase the building for $100,000. All litigation will be dropped.
In the lawsuit, Aurora officials claimed the YMCA was trying to profit from a building given to it and a project funded by the local community. They argued the non-profit organization had promised to use the facility as a fitness center.
After it was closed, the building was initially put up for sale by the YMCA for $826,900, although the organization had received more than $1.6 million in contributions from citizens and community groups including the Dearborn Community Foundation and Lifetime Resources.
A listing on the building realtor’s website, Huff Realty, currently has the site listed at $555,000.