Centegra Health System donates property near Emricson Park to Woodstock

Gift contingent on finishing an environmental study

Centegra Health System has donated one of its properties to the city of Woodstock.

The City Council recently approved the donation of a building at 13707 W. Jackson St., adjacent to Emricson Park. Centegra formerly used the site as a primary care clinic and now uses the building for office space and storage, according to city documents.

The 12,138-square-foot building has a full basement with 4,000 square feet of finished space. The property is unincorporated and does not have a sprinkler system.

Centegra bought the property for $925,000 in 1996. The donated site has two associated property index numbers.

The 6.14-acre site had a taxable value of $24,607 in 2017, and the 8-acre parcel had a taxable value of $461,927 in 2017, according to county property tax records.

Taxes due for both pieces of land on the parcel totaled $48,607 in 2017, payable in 2018, according to county records.

City building inspectors completed a preliminary inspection and did not find any major concerns aside from the lack of fire sprinklers, officials said.

The donation is contingent on the successful completion of an environmental study, according to city documents

The City Council approved accepting the donation during its last meeting.

City Council member Jim Prindiville said the city needs to assess the roof of the property.

“It appears it could be an old roof that would be very expensive to replace,” he said. “We should take some core samples and find out what is there, because it should be part of any capital improvement plan going forward.”

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