Rose Lucey-Noll

Rose Lucey-Noll, CamTran executive director, is shown in this August 2014 photo.

CamTran’s latest attempt to unload its former headquarters has been dealt a setback.

No bids were received by Friday’s deadline for the 113-year-old former trolley barns at 630 and 726 Central Ave. in Moxham.

Previously, CamTran Executive Director Rose Lucey-Noll said that if no bids were received, the property would have to stay on the market for seven months before a second round of bids can be accepted. The second round, however, could allow buyers more latitude in use of the historic buildings.

Currently the building sale would include an historical covenant protecting the building’s exterior, as defined in an architectural study completed by Michael-Baker International.

The study was requested by the State Historic Preservation Office.

If the sale can’t be negotiated within six months, a new request for proposals can be prepared, freeing potential buyers from the historical covenant, Lucey-Noll said.

Last year, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was said to be interested in purchasing the trolley barns for a business education facility. But after touring the facility Pitt leaders informed CamTran they were no longer interested.

Except for some storage areas, the facility has been vacant since CamTran’s Maple Avenue operations center opened two years ago.

Randy Griffith is a multimedia reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at 532-5057. Follow him on Twitter @PhotoGriffer57.

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