Hoh Tribe to purchase former college site

The former college building being purchased by the Hoh Tribe sits on the site of the former Arts Place Tavern, Lefler’s General Store, and Forks Boot and Shoe and the corner section of the building once was home to Paul’s Serve-U, A &A Electronics, and Fun Fashions to name a few! Photo Christi Baron

The Department of Enterprise Services, Real Estate Services (RES) conducted a public hearing to receive comments on the transfer of the property located at 71 S. Forks Avenue, the former Peninsula College site in downtown Forks, to the Hoh Tribe.

The hearing took place Thursday, Oct. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. at the current Peninsula College site in Forks located at 481 S. Forks Ave.

Stefanie Fuller, Acquisition and Disposal Manager, Real Estate Services, Department of Enterprise Services conducted the hearing and after allowing enough time and having nobody come forward to speak she adjourned the hearing.

Written comments were still being allowed until Monday at 5 p.m. Fuller stated that foreseeing no opposition the sale of the property would most likely go through with no problems. The purchase price for the building is $265,000.

The Hoh Tribe also owns the adjoining property to the former college site, 41 S. Forks Ave., the former Mini Mall, which was purchased in 2016 from Richard Hsu for $185,000.

Other properties the Hoh Tribe has recently purchased in the community include 25 E. Division which was purchased for $185,000, 80 N. Forks Ave., purchased for $155,000 and a duplex property on Wood Street purchased for $276,500.