Thursday, July 28 • 9 am to 3 pm
Thursday, August 4 • 9 am to 3 pm
Check-in at the Airport Operations Building, 125 Ave G, Gwinn, to meet with auction company staff and review documentation on the properties.
Other Times by Appointment
Tax Parcel ID: 52-19-031-016-00
Zoned: Public Area
West Branch Township Zoning If you need more information regarding current/future zoning for this property please contact the Zoning Administrator, Michael Beltz, at 906-942-7775 or 906-942-9458.
Just 15 minutes southeast of Marquette, the largest city in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is Property 14. Located northeast of the Sidewinder/Fortress St. intersection, this beautiful wooded triangle shaped lot consists of 6.38± acres. The property sits back behind the houses and does not have access from Fortress Street. From Fortress Street facing to the northeast looking between the two homes on either side, you can see a bare lot that was not built on. Property 14 adjoins the back yards of those properties. There is a dirt road that goes through the property that originates off Sporley Lake Road to the east. It appears that is how people are accessing the parcel now.
This parcel adjoins Property 9 and is being offered on its own. If you have an interest in Property 9, then you should certainly put a bid in on Property 14. Other adjoining property owners will also want to bid with the potential of adding onto their neighboring tracts.
Ingress/Egress to the site should be researched as the parcel appears to be land locked. A buyer would want to inquire with the county to see what type of legal access to the property is available.
Current zoning is listed as Public Land, but the county is aware of the auction and is willing to work with a new owner if a zoning change is needed for a future use.
The land was once part of the K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base which shut down in 1995. Today, K. I. Sawyer is a thriving industrial park/airport with many major companies and families calling it home.
Additional information is available with the return of this completed release.
Other Properties offered in this Sale:
Primary Auction Listing
Property 1: Building 708, SAGE Bldg.
130,000 Sq. Ft., 6± acres
Property 2: Parcel E-24, 77.99± Acres Bare Land, located on M-553, west of runway
Property 3: Building 850, Former Hospital
119,588 Sq. Ft., 19.37± acres
Property 4: Buildings 830, 831, 832, 833, 835, 836, 837, Lower Dormitories
139,611 Sq. Ft., 23.1± acres
Property 5: Parcel E-22, 221.84± Acres Bare Land
Property 6: Tailwinds Bar/Restaurant, Former Red Fox Inn, Dormitories, Residences
Property 7: Buildings 810/811, South Upper Dormitory Buildings
23,178 Sq. Ft., 4.1± acres
Property 8: Buildings 814/815, North Upper Dormitory Buildings
25,084 Sq. Ft., 4.7± acres
Property 9: Parcel B14-M, 73.72± Acres Bare Land
Property 10: Building 812, Former Admin. Bldg.
9,562 Sq. Ft., 1.16± acres
Property 11: Parcel B1-D, 10.82± Acres Bare Land, located east of Lower Dorms Parking Lots
Property 12: Building 813, Old Post Office
10,641 Sq. Ft., 2.4± acres
Property 13: Building 819, Old Movie Theater
5,810 Sq. Ft., 1.6± acres
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Broker Participation is welcome but not required. A 2% commission will be paid to the licensed broker who, at time of registration, registers the bidder who pays for and settles for the real estate. To qualify a broker must attend one inspection with his/her client, assist as needed in the closing process and attend closing. A broker buying on his/her behalf, or on the behalf of any business entity in which he/she holds an interest on behalf of a family member or a family member’s business entity, is not entitled to a commission.
An additional (earnest money) deposit is due within 2 business days bringing the total monies in escrow to 20% of the purchase price. Balance due at closing within 30 days. Deposit monies are earnest monies and non-refundable. Deposits of non-winning bidders will be returned immediately following the auction. Attorney Thomas Clark will oversee the closing.
All bids are subject to Seller’s acceptance on or before Thursday, August 11 at 4:00 pm ET. Bidders will be notified of the Sellers decision in writing via email and/or by phone.
In all transactions, Auctioneer is acting as an Agent for the Seller. Buyers are urged to inspect the property prior to purchase. Seller and Auctioneer are not responsible for items. All information received from reliable sources believed to be correct but not guaranteed by the Auction Company. Any announcement made/posted/published during the auction process takes precedence over any material published about this event. In the event of a dispute, Auctioneer has final decision.