City, school district will collaborate on redeveloping former Detroit school buildings

May 24, 2012
District has 84 former campuses that it is trying to sell

From The Detroit News: School and city officials in Detroit are collaborating on a citywide effort to reinvent vacant school buildings and sites into innovative redevelopment projects. At the same time, the Detroit Planning Commission, in an attempt to speed the redevelopment of school properties, has recommended an ordinance that would add 19 additional uses for buildings originally constructed as schools in residential zones. The school district is looking to sell 84 properties that have closed as schools because of declining enrollment.

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