Deal of the Week

MPS to sell former Jackie Robinson Middle School to developer
The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Board selected a bid from Madison-based Gorman & Company to purchase the former Jackie Robinson Middle School building at 3245 N. 37th St., Milwaukee.
When the 118,000-square-foot, three-story building was built in 1926, it was originally called Peckham Junior High School.
Gorman & Company plans to renovate the building into 64 units of senior and residential housing and 14 senior rent-to-own homes.
MPS closed the school in 2004
The building is primarily surrounded by homes in the small Roosevelt Grove neighborhood of Milwaukee. The school district, in placing the property up for sale, required potential buyers to provide a plan for housing, and to replace the parking lots and paved play areas with green space.
“We specifically stated in our request for proposals that this property must have a use that will provide tax base for the city,” said MPS School Board president Michael Bonds.

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