Two tracts of land owned by Sedgwick County at Wichita Greyhound Park were put up for auction today. The auction was held at noon in Park City.
Phil Ruffin purchased 82 acres of commercial land with leased properties through 2039 for $1.6 million. This is what the Wichita Greyhound Park buildings and parking lot sit on. He owns the park buildings.
The second tract, almost 35 acres off of I-135, was purchased by Johnny Stevens for $150,000.
“I look forward to seeing this area develop in the future under the ownership of Mr. Ruffin and Mr. Stevens,” Sedgwick County Commission Chairman David Dennis said.
The closing date for the properties is expected to happen on or before August 17, 2018.
Sedgwick County has owned these two tracts for decades.