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Board narrows Main Street bids to single-family residential use

At its Tuesday, July 10, 2018 meeting the Northville Board of Education voted to narrow the proposals under consideration for the sale of the district’s 501 West Main Street property to the three developers proposing single-family residential homes. (See chart below)

DEVELOPER

OFFER

PROJECT

Cambridge Homes

$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

Base of $1,700,000

Four single family homes on five lots. (Propose a small, dedicated green space as buffer to school.) $10,000 above best offer not to exceed $1,752,000

Malloure Family LLC

$1,250,000

Two single family homes and a park dedicated to the city


The district initially received eight
proposals to purchase the property, with one of the developers later withdrawing.  Among the remaining seven bids, three call for single-family housing; three propose renovation of the Main Street facility for use as apartments or condominiums; and one asking to purchase a small lot for additional Northville District Library parking.

The Board’s decision to move forward in negotiations with the developers of the three single-family homes options, followed two community input opportunities for school families and community members at its Tuesday, June 26 and July 10 Board meetings along with Board discussion guided by a rubric of factors the Board is considering in the decision-making process. District administrators will update the Board at its August 7, 2018 Special Call meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Board Office in Room 302.

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.

The detailed bid proposals are available for review by the public in the district’s Finance Office, Room 307 at 501 West Main Street during the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions or comments can also be sent via e-mail to NPS@NorthvilleSchools.org, and will be shared with the Board of Education.  

 

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