Arlington School Board to Sell 1910 School

Friday, Jun 21, 2013  |  Updated 7:46 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Arlington School Board to Sell 1910 School

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.


 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
NBC4's Camp4Kids
NBC4 launched Camp4Kids in 1993,... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out