McKinley school development talks continue

Photo by Tereasa Nims. The vacant McKinley Elementary School in Wyandotte is slated for senior housing. City officials plan to have a purchase agreement for Coachlight Properties, LLC, by Jan. 26. Coachlight plans to develop 60 senior housing apartments.

Photo by Tereasa Nims. The vacant McKinley Elementary School in Wyandotte is slated for senior housing. City officials plan to have a purchase agreement for Coachlight Properties, LLC, by Jan. 26. Coachlight plans to develop 60 senior housing apartments.

By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – A letter of intent between the city and Coachlight Properties, LLC, continues in hopes of transforming the vacant McKinley Elementary School into senior housing.

The 6-1 vote Monday, with Councilman Ted Miciura voting against, continued the letter of intent and supported having the city engineer and city attorney return to the council before Jan. 25 with a purchase agreement. The council further agreed this doesn’t obligate them to enter into a purchase with Coachlight.

Coachlight wants to transform the school into senior apartments on the 2.73-acre site at 640 Plum St. The school has been closed since 2009.

Mayor Joseph Peterson believes the development will be an asset for the community and more beneficial for the neighborhood than having a vacant building.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter@gmail.com.)

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