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Sale of Main Street School approved, eyed for senior housing

The Board of Education Monday voted 8-0 to accept a purchase offer from an East Syracuse developer for the sale of the vacant Main Street School for conversion to affordable senior housing.

Without discussion, the board voted to sell the iconic, historic school to Lakewood Development/Two Plus Four Construction for $600,000.

Before the vote, Susan B. Kimmel, president of Two Plus Four Construction Management Company, told the board its plans, if the sale is finalized. She said the plan is redevelop the three-story school into 32 independent, affordable senior apartments for those age 55 or older who can live independently. The plan calls for the school auditorium to remain available for public uses.

She said there would be 28 one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom handicapped adaptable apartments.

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