24 vacant Detroit schools go up for sale
Last week, the Detroit Public Schools Community District decided to list 24 of its vacant properties. The schools are now listed on the DPS Real Estate site, and Tammy Deane, Director of Real Estate, tells us they’re interested in all proposals from interested developers.
The Detroit Free Press reports that the schools will be boarded up after 30 days.
The schools range in size from the 18,000-square-foot Robeson Early Childhood Center in the Dexter-Fenkell neighborhood to the massive 321,00-square-foot Cooley High School on 7.4 acres near Grandmont-Rosedale. A community group, the Cooley Reuse Project, has tried to acquire the old high school for years. The school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and closed in 2010; a fire blazed through the auditorium last fall.