Why did the county look at these properties?

Rice County's Board of Commissioners acquired most of the eight properties intending to use the land for a jail expansion.

Once the board decided not to use the properties for a jail expansion, it needed to consider what it envisioned for the block, a gateway to Faribault’s historic downtown.

The buildings, anywhere from 65 to 120 years old, had a variety of issues, including outdated mechanical systems and structural problems, common with structures of that age.

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1. Why did the county look at these properties?
2. When did the board decide to demolish the buildings?
3. Is there going to be a park on the First Avenue portion of the block?
4. Is there a way to recognize Olof Hanson, architect of the Klemer Building?
5. What happen to the murals on the two Fourth Street buildings?