Malcolm X sale holds great potential for neighborhood
Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs November 26, 2013
Today, the Milwaukee Common Council passed a resolution that authorizes the sale of the former Malcolm X Academy to a private developer. Under the agreement endorsed by the council, part of the property will then be redeveloped into a mixed-use housing and business development, while the rest is renovated into a state-of-the-art school facility. At the end of a lease term, Milwaukee Public Schools will have the opportunity to buy back the facility for a dollar. Further details of the plan are available on the city’s Legistar website.
I am very grateful to my colleagues on the Common Council who supported this proposal. The plan for Malcolm X has been a long time in development, with productive input from many members of the community. They will now have the opportunity to watch their collective vision take shape, becoming a community resource that will remain a point of pride for years to come.
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