Montgomery County commissioners are moving forward on potentially trading the South Montgomery County Library and South Montgomery County Community Center after several months of talks surrounding a “land swap” deal with Howard Hughes.

What you need to know

On Aug. 30, commissioners voted unanimously to publish a notice calling for any entities interested in making an offer for the land and buildings connected to the library and community center to submit a proposal to the Montgomery County County Attorney’s Office.

The proposals will be considered at the Sept. 26 session of Montgomery County Commissioners Court, at which time commissioners may vote to approve a proposal and transfer ownership of the land.

How we got here

Howard Hughes, a real estate development and management company, purchased the Grogan’s Mill Village Center on May 12 for an undisclosed amount. After the transfer was made public, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack put forth a proposal on May 16 to trade the south county library and community center for the Grogan’s Mill Village Center.

After allowing the county attorney’s office to view options relating to the transfer, the court issued a notice on Aug. 30 that proposals could now be submitted for the transfer.

What’s next

Proposals will be heard on Sept. 26, and, according to county attorney BD Griffin, the county will consider swapping the property and buildings based on proposals.