Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kosciusko Goes Back to Lansing in May

I previously posted about the plans to convert the long shuttered Kosciusko Elementary (20220 Tireman) into a community center.

Kosciusko is one of several Detroit Public Schools that have been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. Once the process is completed, the project will be eligible for various sources of funding that will make its redevelopment possible. The next step in the process is a hearing before the Michigan State Historic Preservation Review Board in Lansing.

The Kosciusko application, as well as all of the DPS applications, were originally scheduled for a hearing this past January. However, there was a problem with one of the other schools on the list that required an amendment. As a result, the Board decided to table all of the DPS applications until their next meeting, which will be in May.

Everyone that I have talked to, both in Lansing and in Detroit, expects Kosciusko and the other Detroit Public Schools to be approved. This is only a short delay in the process.

As always, I will continue to update this story as it develops.
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