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Woman, 91, agrees to price for house to make room for new KU student housing

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Georgia Bell had been resisting a deal to sell the home where she raised her six children.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (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.

houseGeorgia 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.

 

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The Lawrence Journal-World reports 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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