During the design process for the realignment project, the house at 1628 East Oak Grove came on the market for sale. The city would eventually need a small portion of this property for construction of the future roundabout and associated utilities at this intersection. In addition to the roundabout need, the city also did not want to surprise a potential buyer of this house by unveiling a new arterial roadway near their western property boundary shortly after they purchased it. As a remedy to these concerns, the city purchased the house at market value in November 2020. In an attempt to keep the house from sitting empty, the city has rented it out on a month-by-month basis until summer when they plan to use it as a construction office for the project. The city intends to sell the house following completion of the realignment project.