More Vacant School Buildings Coming Our Way

 

Metro Philadelphia

  • Metro wonders what will come of the over twenty school buildings that will close their doors this year.  Reflecting on the long turnaround of buildings like the Robert Clemente school (which has remained vacant for the past 14 years), Danielle Floyd, the School District’s deputy for strategic initiatives, stresses that the district is “not looking to go back into that cycle moving forward.” Yet it won’t be so easy for some shuttered buildings, as developers often see little opportunity for converting buildings in for residential use in blighted neighborhoods.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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