Mayor Mark W. Myers says the property presents a rare opportunity for Greenwood’s large population and established history.
“It’s not often a property of this size, in the heart of a downtown, becomes available to be reimagined,” Myers said. “Old Town’s resurgence continues to gain momentum, and this is another important milestone. The potential for this property is off the charts, and we plan to tap into every last bit.”
A new middle school on the Southwest side is under construction and will be ready for use before to the 2017-18 school year. The new building will hold more students and provide additional opportunities for sports, music and other extracurricular activities.
Ideas for the property are still being discussed.
Greenwood Redevelopment Commission President Brent Tilson discussed the benefits for all parties involved. “This is a win-win-win,” he said. “The middle school will have a brand new home; the city will possess an asset with transformative potential; and Greenwood citizens will enjoy the many benefits of economic development, including more job opportunities, increased property values and exponential community investment.”