Two buildings owned by Penquis leveled in Rockland

Posted July 02, 2012, at 7:37 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Two adjacent buildings along a busy city street have been leveled but the community action agency that owns them has no immediate plans for the property.

The two-story buildings at 43 and 47 Park St. are owned by Penquis, which oversees the local community action program services for Knox County.

Penquis spokeswoman Renae Muscatell said the buildings were torn down because they were no longer being used and created a liability. They are located next to the agency’s Head Start school.

She said there are no plans for the properties.

The 43 Park St. building was built in 1850 and was bought in 1985 by the Coastal Community Action Program which was the previous community action program agency for Knox County.

The 47 Park St. building was built in 1900 and was purchased by CCAP in 1989.

The buildings were tax exempt but the city had a value of $76,500 on the 1,075-square-foot 47 Park St. building and a value of $209,000 on the 3,380-square-foot building at 43 Park St.

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