2 old Columbus schools to be redeveloped after-sales

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) – Two old schools in Georgia could be redeveloped after the school board agreed to sell them.

The Muscogee County School Board voted on Monday to sell the old Waverly Terrace School for $ 425,000, while it approved an amended deal to sell the old Rose Hill School for $ 450,000, The Ledger reported. Inquire. Both are in Columbus.

School district operations chief Dave Goldberg said the Denver Cardinal Group plans to convert Waverly Terrace “into a kind of therapy program.” The 1.2 hectare (3 acre) property includes a one-story building constructed in 1920. The school recently housed the Early College Academy of Columbus, which merged in 2019 with Jordan Vocational High School.

Brock Ventures of Annapolis, Maryland, agreed to pay $ 100,000 more for the old Rose Hill School than the previous bidder Oracle Consulting Services of Louisville, Kentucky five months ago.

“Brock Ventures approached Oracle with a new fundraising strategy, and together they offered us an additional $ 100,000,” Goldberg said.


Brock, like Oracle, plans to build affordable housing. Brock Ventures owner Stephen Brock said the project could cost more than $ 10 million. He is looking for federal funding. Brock said the 1890 building would be preserved but more structures could be built, for a total of 40 apartments.

“We hope to rehabilitate the school for affordable housing for seniors, using historic tax credits and other similar funds,” said Brock.



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