Wyandotte school officials are back to square one in figuring out what to do with the site of the former McKinley Elementary School now that a planned development has fallen through.
Royal Oak-based GWI Properties Inc. had proposed purchasing the land at 640 Plum and
That plan, however, was contingent on the company securing a grant to help fund the work. Company officials recently notified the school district that the grant fell through and therefore, their purchase offer was being rescinded.
said the district plans to relist the property for sale.
"We need to do something," she said. "There is concern it will deteriorate if it just sits there."
GWI had offered $225,000 for the building, but Harting said it won't be listed with a set price.
"We'll entertain offers and see what we get," she said, adding that GWI's was the only offer they received when it was first put up for sale.
The McKinley property sits on 2.7 acres and has been vacant since 2009 when school officials closed the building in a cost-cutting move.