Yet Another School Up For Grabs! And It’s Huge!
Former public schools, you can have 'em. Along with the Stevens, Franklin, Langston, and J.F. Cook Schools, the city is trying to get rid of Webb Elementary, a squat 1960s school sandwiched between Gallaudet University and the Arboretum on Mt. Olivet Road NE that was closed in 2008. This one is big: a 104,000-square-foot building on fully 3.32 acres. According to the Department of General Services, it was also already offered to charter schools in 2009, garnering no responses—which means the District can now choose from any number of different proposals. And since it's not historically protected, potential bidders can knock down the building and start anew.
A hearing on the decision to surplus the building will take place at Trinidad Recreation Center on January 23rd at 6:30 p.m.