The former Sheller-Globe south building is for sale again.

Portland City Council voted 4-2 during a special meeting Monday to put the site on the south side of Portland up for sale.

The future of the building at 510 S. Bridge St. has been discussed for more than a year since John Goodhew of Goodhew Roofing and Metals terminated his contract to purchase the property in May 2021 because the city could not provide a clean environmental study.

Portland Mayor John Boggs has said several businesses have expressed interest in the site. Some city council members have been hesitant to put the building up for sale, asking if it could be renovated to house the city’s street department. (The street department currently uses it for storage for some materials.)

A special meeting was held at the site Monday to allow city council members who had not toured the site the opportunity to do so.

After the tour and continued discussion about the building, council voted 4-2 to put the site back up for sale. Don Gillespie, Michele Brewster, Mike Aker and Matt Goldsworthy voted in favor with Janet Powers and Dave Golden dissenting. Kent McClung was absent from the meeting.

Following the meeting, Boggs said the city will accept bids for the building through the end of August. As was the case the previous time the city attempted to sell the property, bids will require proposals for how the site would be used rather than just accepting the highest bid. (The city is required to accept no less than $46,000 — the average of two appraisals — for the property.)

The Sheller-Globe south building has been mostly vacant since the 1980s. City council turned down a proposal from Herman & Kittle Properties to rehab the site as an apartment complex in 2017 and then approved its sale to Goodhew in 2018. He had planned to renovate the property to manufacture standing seam roofing and carports.

The former Sheller-Globe north building was sold in 2013 and is now the home of the furniture company TLS by Design.