03 - 12 - 2014 Portion of former Bellefonte hotel property bought by county
[CDT] - Yesterday, Centre Co. reached an agreement with the Progress Development Group that will clear the way to connect the Courthouse Annex and Temple Court Building by purchasing a 10-foot-by-140-foot portion of the former Hotel Do De property. The county will pay nearly $14,000 for the property that also includes a construction easement for the remainder of the year and reimbursement for architectural fees incurred by PDG to alter its project. Commissioners Chairman Steve Dershem said working out a deal and exchanging money was a good way to complete the acquisition because it keeps both parties on good terms saying, âI think it makes for a better neighborly relationship, doing it this wayâ.