How To Get a City to Sell Me A Property That They Aren't Using?

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I saw a fire house that the city of Durham in North Carolina is not using. I've been talking with the city but finally they told me they won't sell. 

What steps should a broker take for dealing with city/county property?

Is there a way a person can make it more desirable for a city to sell property?

I know a developer who wanted to buy a golf course from the City and they weren't selling. However, the City has had major water issues, and haven't allowed new development in quite some time because of the water issues. This developer was sitting on some land that had water access and he negotiated a trade for his water rights, in order to get the golf course land he wanted. 

Originally posted by @Jenni Utz :

I know a developer who wanted to buy a golf course from the City and they weren't selling. However, the City has had major water issues, and haven't allowed new development in quite some time because of the water issues. This developer was sitting on some land that had water access and he negotiated a trade for his water rights, in order to get the golf course land he wanted. 

 Love That! I'll look into it.