Plans are underway to level the home at 1329 E. Fifth St., in Marysville, pictured above, to build a new Sunbelt Rental facility, below. Currently, Sunbelt has a store on Delaware Avenue. That building will be torn down. A Thornton’s convenience store is planned for that site. Coleman family members said the area has changed from farm ground to commercial development making the home less desirable as a place to live. (Journal-Tribune photo above by Mac Cordell)
Will be future home of Sunbelt Rental
A historic Marysville property may be getting a new tenant.
Sunbelt Rental has submitted a proposal to build at 1329 E. Fifth St., Marysville. The historic Graham home currently sits on that property. The home was recently featured in the Journal-Tribune’s Marysville Bicentennial Edition.
Family officials said the property will be sold to Sunbelt.
John Eufinger, who owns the property with his wife, Charlotte Coleman Eufinger, said the land has been on the market, “for a couple of years.”
He said that while it is a historic property, the area has changed.
“Obviously, the difficulty is that it used to be in the middle of farm ground and of course now it is in the middle of Coleman’s Crossing,” Eufinger said.
He said new neighbors include restaurants, a hotel, an auto body shop and other commercial businesses.
“It kind of detracts from it as a place to live and raise kids,” Eufinger said.
The home, dating back to the late 1800s, was part of the 100-acre John Opphile farm, purchased by the Graham family in 1909. Dr. Fred Jones later owned the home before the Eufinger family purchased it in 1999.
According to plans, the Coleman property will be split into a one 2.82-acres lot on the east side where the house is located, and a second, 3.83-acres lot adjacent to the west.
Bluestone Single Tennant Properties, which owns the lot where Sunbelt currently sits, is in the process of purchasing the smaller lot on the east side,
“What the person who is buying it is doing with it is out of our hands at this point, assuming it closes,” Eufinger said.
According to plans submitted to the city, Sunbelt will construct a building with 2,400 square feet of office space and 6,450 square feet of warehouse space
Plans indicate, the Sunbelt lot will have parking to the north with heavy duty concrete for storage for the rental equipment on three sides.
Officials have said sidewalks, water lines and sanitary sewers will be added to East Fifth Street to the lot.
Jim Papamihail, manager for the local Sunbelt Tool, said he wants people to know the equipment company is not going away. He said he does not “an estimated timeline yet” for construction or for the transition from Delaware Avenue to Fifth Street.
“I’d like to make sure people know we are not leaving town, we are just changing location,” Papamihail said.
Earlier this year, developers released plans to construct a Thornton’s convenience store at 1000 Delaware Ave. The 4,516-square foot convenience store building will sit on about 2.1 acres on the north east corner of the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Connolly Street, the current location of Sunbelt Tool Rental. The current Sunbelt building will be taken down.
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