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MB Foundation to sell house

Staff writer

Mennonite Brethren Foundation has a two-bedroom house to sell in Hillsboro — but there’s a catch: The buyer has to dismantle or move it.

The idea is to clear property where the foundation plans to build a new 8,800-square-feet headquarters.

Jon Wiebe, president and CEO of the foundation, said the garage behind the house is not included in the deal. It’s already been sold.

According to the listing on the website Trulia, the 820-square-feet house, built in 1940, has two bedrooms and one bath.

“We’re really just looking for the best offer to tear it down for materials or move it in preparation for our building,” Wiebe said. “We want it out of there by July 1.”

The current MB Foundation headquarters, with 5,500 square feet, has become too small for the 13 employees who now work there, Wiebe said.

“We’ve outgrown and we’ve always regretted our lack of handicapped access,” he said.

The new headquarters will have room to accommodate meetings, conferences and the like, Wiebe said.

Additionally, the corner where the foundation plans to build has been blighted since old buildings were torn down.

“Honestly we are excited to bring resolution to that corner problem,” Wiebe said. “It’s really going to be beautiful.”

Last modified May 11, 2016

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