Arlington School Board to Sell 1910 School

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    Wilson School (Google Image)

    The Arlington School Board has decided to sell a school built in 1910 so that the property, which is located in Rosslyn, can be redeveloped.

    Despite objections from preservationists and local civic activists, the board approved a measure this week making its intent for the Wilson School clear. The measure gives the superintendent authority to sign a non-binding letter of intent to sell the property to Penzance Properties, a developer, The Washington Post reports.

    The board denied a request to have the school, located at 1601 Wilson Blvd., declared a Local Historic District.

    The county says it will appoint a working group to help develop a plan to guide the redevelopment. The area to be redeveloped includes a fire station, some adjacent property and an apartment building.

    The school, meanwhile, has not been a full-time neighborhood elementary school since 1968, but it has been used as a temporary school during renovations and has housed community programs.