The board accepted the $10,000 bid, Tuesday.
Washington Court House City School’s Board of Education held a special meeting at 7am, Tuesday, to consider proposed bids for purchase of a portion of the Historic Washington Middle School on North North Street. The auction excluded the auditorium and gymnasium portion of the building, which will remain under the ownership of the district.
The board received one bid in the amount of $10,000 from The Woda Group, LLC, which constructs and manages affordable housing for families and senior citizens.
All Board members were present and voted in favor to accept the bid except Board Member Mark Chrisman, who said that he was not against the sale as a concept.
"I just still have some concerns with leasing the property to where we have an immediate adjacent property where we lose all control over, you know, site control," he said.
Bambi Baughn, executive director for The Community Action Commission of Fayette County, said that the purpose for the building is for senior housing for people 55 years or older and will house 42 units. Baughn said that the building should be completed by the end of 2013.
The newly purchased building will be placed on the National Register for Historic Places.