A developer is renovating the former Bath municipal building into apartments.
GeorgeAnn Custom Homes of Moore Township bought the building at 215 E. Main St. from the borough for $403,000.
Steve Wilson, associate advisor at SVN Realty in South Whitehall Township, said he represented the seller in the transaction. Jason Kocsis of Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate in Bethlehem Township represented the buyer.
“They are going to retain the historical features of the building,” Wilson said, referring to the developer’s plan for the apartments. “The buyer has begun removing items from the interior.”
The property sold for 7.5 percent above the list price and the developer will convert the 16,000-square-foot building into 12 apartments on three floors, he said.
“That property had caught the eye of developers for the past few years,” Wilson said.
Built in the early 1900’s the building once served as a school and most recently housed the borough’s offices and a museum.
The borough built a new municipal building at 121 S. Walnut St., which opened in 2018.