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State officials say several parcels of land collectively valued at more than $14 million will be auctioned off next month.

The Arizona State Land Department announced Tuesday that five parcels near Tucson and one in Phoenix will go on the auction block on Nov. 6 and 7.

State Land Commissioner Lisa Atkins says the proceeds will be invested in a fund benefiting K-12 public education.

The Nov. 6 auction for the five Tucson-area parcels, totaling 30 acres, will be in Tucson at the Herbert K. Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, Room 1108.

The parcels, all located on Tucson’s southwest side, include:

  • 5 acres at the northeast corner of Oklahoma Street and Carol Avenue. Minimum bid is $80,000.
  • 5 acres at the southeast corner of Wade and Drexel roads. Minimum bid is $50,000.
  • Nearly 10 acres at the northwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Irvington Road. Minimum bid is $135,850.
  • 5 acres at the southwest corner of Michigan Street and Tucson Estates Parkway. Minimum bid is $87,500.
  • 5 acres at the northwest corner of Gila Avenue and Weiding Road. Minimum bid is $45,000.

The Nov. 7 auction for a Phoenix parcel comprised of 51 acres will take place at the Arizona State Land Department in Phoenix.

Both are open to the public.

In August, KB Home paid $10.6 million for 210 acres on the northeast corner of Camino Seco and Irvington Road. State Land Commissioner Lisa Atkins said it was the first residentially zoned trust land in Tucson sold at auction since 2006.

On December 18, the Arizona State Land Department plans to auction a 72-acre parcel in Sahuarita south of Nogales Highway and east of Interstate 19, with a minimum bid of $272,363.

The state’s decision to put trust land up for sale is due to Tucson’s expanding economy, said Wesley Mehl, deputy state land commissioner.

“The State Land Department has made it a priority to identify parcels in Southern Arizona that are market-ready and to schedule auctions for such parcels to meet existing demand for residential and commercial uses,” he said.

Arizona Daily Star reporter Gabriela Rico contributed to this story.