PRESERVE HISTORY:The Chiayi City Government’s plan to sell the old city hall site has locals offering suggestions for how to preserve the building that they say is of value
Date: Jul 24, 2015
By: Ting Wei-chieh, Wang Shan-yan and Chen Wei-han / Staff reporters, with staff writer
The Chiayi City Government’s plan to demolish an old city hall and auction the site has drawn
criticism due to the historical value of the building.
The city government said the old city hall is scheduled for demolition next month and it expects to auction the 1,360 ping (4,496m2) plot by the end of December.
The land sale is expected to add about NT$1 billion (US$31.8 million) to the government’s coffers.
The city government said it held five auctions for the plot since 2003, but was unable to attract bids. [FULL STORY]