County planning to auction former Willamette Industries mill site


March 6, 2019

THE FORMER Willamette Industries Sweet Home Mill site will be auctioned later this year, Linn County commissioners have decided.

The Linn County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with plans to auction off some 172 acres of former mill property.

The property, the former site of Willamette Industries Sweet Home Mill, was the property of Western States Land Reliance Trust until the county foreclosed for nonpayment of roughly $500,000 in property taxes at the end of 2010.

Linn County previously deeded more than 220 acres of former quarry property, owned by Morse Bros. and later Knife River, along the south bank of the South Santiam River to the City of Sweet Home.

The mill property is located east of 18th Avenu...

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