Hogansville purchases PNC Bank building

Published 8:38 pm Monday, June 11, 2018

The City of Hogansville has purchased the PNC Bank building in Hogansville and likely has acquired the next home for Hogansville City Hall. The sale officially closed Friday. 

According to a press release from the City of Hogansville, the city acquired the land, but PNC Bank will continue to maintain its ATM at that location. 

The council went into executive session at its April 19 meeting to discuss real estate, and then the purchase was unanimously approved by the Hogansville City Council at its May 14 meeting, passing by a vote of 5-0. 

The draft of a press release was acquired by The LaGrange Daily News through an open records request.

Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz confirmed the purchase price was $60,000, with the funds for the acquisition provided by the Hogansville Charitable Trust.

According to the City of Hogansville’s press release, the annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is the principal fundraising arm of the Hogansville Charitable Trust. The trust, a nonprofit, has raised and donated more than $300,000 for downtown redevelopment projects, including matching funds for the streetscapes, the Tower Trail project and acquisition of Askew Park.

“This is a great building in a great location in our historic downtown district and will serve the community well as the future home to City Hall,” said Stankiewicz in the press release. “I commend the city council for its vision and having the foresight to approve the acquisition.”

The PNC bank building was built in 1975 and spans 6,672 square feet. 

Hogansville City Hall has been housed in the Royal Theatre since 1984. The city has worked with Carter Watkins Associates Architects in Monroe to create a master plan for the theater’s future use. The Hogansville City Council voted in May to move forward with renovating the theater as a performing arts center, setting up the opportunity to find a new location for city hall.

Stankiewicz said the PNC Bank building and a possible timeline will be brought before the council at next week’s council meeting. The press release says the city expects to renovate the PNC building with grants, donations and in-kind services.

The PNC Bank building is located at 111 High Street in Hogansville.