Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr says she doesn't see a reason for the city to keep the former police department building on Capitol Avenue.

"I believe that opening it up for bids is probably a good idea," Orr said. "I don't know that we really need to keep and place anything more at that particular location."

In August, the Cheyenne City Council rejected a $1,090,000 offer by the Diocese of Cheyenne to purchase the property, but no other developers have presented an offer since.

"I know that it's already been looked at and passed over as far as a location for a future municipal court office," said Orr. "That being said, I don't know that we really have a need to grow government and have another additional city building."

The property has been vacant since late May, when the Cheyenne Police Department moved into the new Cheyenne Public Safety Center.

"I would be much more supportive towards putting it out to bid to a developer that has plans for really doing something special with that prime piece of location," said Orr.

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