The dairy farm property has been owned by the Biery family since 1912.
By MONICA BOND
VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF
WARREN -- The last green space on Elm Road just beyond the city limits has been sold.
The nine parcels of a historic dairy farm at Wilson Avenue and Elm Road in Howland Township were sold Aug. 3 before the scheduled Aug. 6 auction date, said Richard D. Basinger of Ohio Real Estate Auctions LLC.
Basinger said he couldn't reveal the name of the group that bought the property or the price paid because the sale is still pending. That information will become public in about 40 days, when the sale closes, he said.
"The auction marketing process created such a great interest that a buyer came forward before the auction, and the price was right for both the buyer and the seller," he said. The listing price was $650,000.
Basinger said he doesn't know what the buyer intends to do with the property, 7.74 acres of "prime development real estate" that has 1,047 feet of Elm Road frontage and is heavily treed.
Six of the nine parcels are on Elm and the other three are on Wilson. The address is 2603 Elm Road in the Howland School District; there are two homes on the site.
"It's the last remaining green strip there, and I'm curious myself to see what they'll do with it," Basinger said.
Nearby businesses include the Warren Plaza, Dairy Queen and Rite Aid. The only places where more green space is available on Elm Road are past state Route 82 heading toward Cortland, Basinger has said.
The property had belonged to the Biery family since 1912. Biery's Dairy was the oldest dairy in Trumbull County when the business was sold to Warren Sanitary Dairy in 1957.
Robert and Phyllis Marshall Biery have lived on the property since 1960, and there is a historical marker on the flagpole.