No sale for Memorial Boulevard school

After over one year of debating what to do with the former Memorial Boulevard Middle School, the issue is being sent to the City Planner. Last week, the council was unable to pass the sale of the school to Summit Real Estate Strategies, who was proposing to turn the building into a housing facility.
While four of the seven councilors voted ‘yes’ on the sale, the matter needed five approving votes from the council, since the city’s Planning Commission voted against the sale.
Under Summit’s proposal, it would purchase the building for $300,000, the city would own the athletic fields, and Summit would lease the theater, gymnasium, and cafeteria for 99 years for $1 per year.
Look for more details in a story in next Friday’s issue on Sept. 20.