Keeping up with the maintenance and repair needs of K-12 schools is tough enough, given the constraints on public funding and the challenges that creates for maintenance and engineering managers. Now, many school districts also face the task of also finding the resources to maintain abandoned schools. Check out the challenges facing this U.S. city. >>> http://ow.ly/Qh01m
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Abandoned schools are often built in a stout manner that lends itself to affordable housing conversion. School districts can deem these sites surplus and offer them for conversion into affordable housing. Affordable housing developers use Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other sources of funding to finance their projects, and sometimes do need a bit more time to secure all the funding for a project. Consider affordable housing as a reuse for your surplus school site. It sure is better than carrying the unused asset in mothballs, subject to vandalism, break-ins and decay.
I agree. where I live they shut down a school, and now rent the classrooms out to small companies for office space; and the gym is rented to local organizations for travel basketball and private gymnastics. Like you said, a win-win
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