Redmond is a step closer to officially buying Evergreen Elementary. The City Council this week approved the purchase of the school for $260,000. They have run all the inspections to make sure the building is sound, and are now looking to close the deal. Mayor George Endicott says plans are moving forward: “We approved removing the contingency from the purchase to sale and authorized the City Manager to sign with the school district. The next step is: the school district then needs to approve it.” The City of Redmond plans to turn the former school into the City's new City Hall, but renovations won't even start for a couple years.