Bakersfields bid for the best auction in California will be the first of its kind in the country, and it will be held at the home of the city’s most famous resident.
The auction for the 2018 San Jose Public Art Project, hosted by the City of San Jose, will be open to the public and take place at the city-owned San Jose Convention Center from September 13-15.
“It’s really exciting for me,” said City Councilmember Scott Wiener.
“This is something I’ve been talking about for the past couple of years.”
San Jose’s bid for an auction of historic bakersfield property, including historic structures such as the City Hall building, is set to be announced on Monday.
“The City of Bakersburg has been working on a long-term plan to preserve this historic downtown site for decades,” said San Jose Mayor Tom Tait.
“With the help of the Bakersberg Public Art Team, we have been able to put together a bid that reflects the City’s vision for preserving this historic property.”
The bid comes on the heels of the auction of the City Building, which will be sold in the summer of 2020.
It is the first time a bakersfields property will be auctioned at auction, though the city has been bidding for bakersbarns for more than 30 years.
The San Jose City Hall and the City Park will be up for grabs in 2019, as well as the Baked Biscuits Bakery, which has been on the market for years.
There is also an additional bid on the former Bakersbury Building, a building that was once the Baker Street Hotel.
“San Jose is the kind of city that’s going to be the focus for the public bid, but it is not a city without history,” said Wiener, who noted that a city-wide bakers market is already underway, and the city is looking to help the community grow.
“I think the bakers in the community will see this as a good opportunity to get involved, to bring the community together and see where this building is going to go.”
The City of Bay City will also be bidding on the City Station building, a historic building in downtown San Jose.
The City Station, which was once home to the San Francisco Stock Exchange, is currently under renovation and is slated to be demolished in 2020.
“For years, the City has been fighting for its future, and this new development will provide a great opportunity for the residents and businesses of San Francisco to continue to thrive,” said Mayor Jose Villaraigosa.
“We’re honored to be chosen as the winner of this historic project, and look forward to working with the City to make sure that it can remain a vibrant, vibrant, and vibrant city for decades to come.”