Sarah Hulett (2010-11-03)
DETROIT, MICH. (MICHIGAN RADIO) – Detroit Public Schools officials are working to educate developers on strategies for purchasing and re-using closed school buildings.
The school system will host a workshop later this month in collaboration with an historic preservation non-profit. Potential buyers will get information about possible uses for the buildings, as well as information about tax credits, codes and the purchase process.
Karen Nagher heads Preservation Wayne. She says school buildings can be a great buy, “and they lend themselves to so many different things. Community centers. Churches. Senior housing. Great housing, period. I mean, you can see all of your facilities could be right there in one space.”