The city had a deadline of 5 pm Thursday for pre-bid applications. The applications will be evaluated to determine if the potential bidders have proper financing to purchase the building. The city has set a minimum $50,000 bid.
The city would not release the applicants' names until Friday morning, but Community First, which previously tried to get funding for the school, confirmed Thursday night it is one of the applicants.
The auction is set for January 22nd.