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Board of Education to consider Main Street Purchase Proposals at June 26 & July 10 Meetings

Dear Northville School Families and Community Members,

For your information, the Northville Public Schools Board of Education will have discussion of the proposals received by the school district for the purchase of the 501 West Main Street property as an informational item on the agenda of the Tuesday, June 26, 2018 regular meeting of the Board of Education. The Board meeting will take place at Hillside Middle School, 775 North Center Street, Northville, at 6:30 p.m. in the Forum.  

The meeting will include a presentation by the district’s real estate consultant and legal counsel detailing the seven proposals under consideration by the Board, along with discussion of the key factors the Board may consider in the decision making process.   There will be an opportunity for public comment following the presentation on June 26, 2018.  An additional opportunity for public comment on this matter will be available at the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Hillside Middle School in the Forum.

A list of the bids, including the developer, option, price and a brief description of the project, is attached. Please note that interested parties had three options to bid on:

  • Option 1 – Purchase of Main Street building and all available property in the RFP.
  • Option 2 – After demolition of the Main Street building, purchase all five lots.
  • Option 3 – After demolition of the Main Street building, purchase one or more lots.

Located three blocks west of downtown Northville, the district’s Main Street facility (formerly Main Street Elementary School) is adjacent to Old Village School. The district is currently renovating the previously moth-balled Old Village facility to house Early Childhood classrooms and the district’s central office functions currently at the Main Street facility. Renovation and restoration of the historic Old Village School is part of a $104.85 million, multi-year bond approved by voters in November 2017 that will allow the district to update aging facilities, enhance security, and provide modern learning facilities across the district.  In our planning for Old Village School, we have worked together with the Historic District Commission and the City of Northville to ensure the integrity and historic significance of the 101-year-old Old Village School.

With the impending move from the Main Street School building (501 West Main Street) to the adjacent Old Village School (405 West Main Street), the district and Board of Education in March issued a Request for Proposal for the sale of the soon-to-be-vacant Main Street School structure and a portion of the surrounding property. In April, the district received eight proposals, with one of the developers later withdrawing their proposal.  The detailed bid proposals are available for review by the public in the district Finance Office, Room 307 at 501 West Main Street School during business hours, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

In addition to the public comment opportunities June 26, 2018 and July 10, 2018, questions or comments may be sent via e-mail to, and will be provided to the Board of Education.  


Mary K. Gallagher


501 Main Proposal Chart





Cambridge Homes

Option 2

$1,825,000 for all five lots or $1,460,000 for four lots

Five single family homes

Old Village LLC, Mike Miller and Greg Morad

Option 3 but all five lots

Base of $1,700,000

Four single family homes on five lots. (Propose a small, dedicated green space as buffer to school.)

Brett Russell /Design House

Option 1 with partial demolition of Main Street School    



Keep the front and side façade of building and sell as condominiums.


Curtis Building

Option 1


Renovate building for apartments

DW Development, Hosey

Development, Tekton


Option 1

$1,200,000 pending $1,000,000 from Michigan Strategic Fund. 

Renovate building for apartments

Malloure Family LLC

Option 2


Two single family homes and a park dedicated to the city.


Northville District Library

Option 3


Purchase Lot 5 for additional library parking