SOMERS, N.Y. – The final piece of IBM-controlled property in Somers has been sold.
According to the town assessor’s office, International Business Machines Corp. sold off a 162.5-acre piece of vacant land at 281 Route 100 to the same company that bought IBM’s campus for $31.75 million in September 2016.
The vacant land, located next to the New York State Police barracks, sold for $1.5 million on March 30 to 294 Route 100 LLC, according to the assessor’s office. Little is known about the mystery buyer, whose company name simply reflects the address of the former IBM campus.
The transaction is not expected to disrupt the Somers Fire District’s plans to build a new headquarters on a portion of the vacant land, said John Markiewicz, chairman of the board of fire commissioners.
Markiewicz said the 12-acre parcel is already in contract to be sold to the fire district for an undisclosed sum. The Somers Planning Board authorized the sale in January, preliminarily approving a subdivision of the property. Markiewicz said the recent sale of the property to 294 Route 100 LLC “won’t affect us.”
“The agreement we had with IBM was assignable to any future owners,” he said.
In addition to being a headquarters for the Somers Fire District and Somers emergency medical services, the proposed public safety center would also house the New York State Police Department.