Toledo council OKs $1.5M to buy 17 properties by Jeep plant

Jeep Chrysler Toledo Assembly complex Toledo Ohio
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo City Council has approved the $1.5 million purchase of 17 residential properties near the Jeep Wrangler plant as it continues its push to keep production of the vehicle in the northwest Ohio city.

The Blade newspaper reports the measure approved Tuesday is part of the city’s incentive package to persuade Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to stay in Toledo beyond 2017.

The purchases add to more than 100 acres already acquired by the city that could provide space to expand the plant.

Toledo city leaders delivered their proposed incentive package to Fiat Chrysler executives in March.

The automaker is considering moving the Wrangler assembly line out of Toledo so it can be made with an aluminum body. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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