Woman signs deal to move house near KU campus

KSN News (file)
KSN News

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – A 91-year old woman says she’s reached a deal to move out of a dilapidated house sitting in the middle of a planned new student apartment complex near the University of Kansas.

Georgia Bell said Wednesday she has agreed to sell her home of 70 years to Chicago-based development group Here, LLC. If the deal hadn’t been reached, the developer had planned to build a five-story building on three sides of Bell’s home.

Bell would not release terms of the deal. In March, developers told city officials they had offered Bell $600,000 for a house with a value of about $93,000.

Bell refused that deal, saying she wanted to stay in the home where she raised six children.

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