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The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. has approved the sale of a former administration building for more than $700,000. Superintendent David Smith says 12 buildings have been sold, leased or repurposed in the last three and a half years. July 8, 2013
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Tonight, July 8, the EVSC Board of School Trustees approved an agreement to sell the former Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Administration Building located at 1 S.E. 9th Street to Professionals Plaza, LLC for $740,000. The sale makes the former administration building the final building to be either sold, leased, repurposed or divested since the EVSC consolidated unneeded or underutilized facilities into other locations three and a half years ago.
"We are pleased that this facility will once again be in use and that a local company will now take ownership of the building," said EVSC Superintendent David Smith. "What's even more notable is the fact that all our buildings that became available when we consolidated facilities - 12 in all - are now either sold or leased to tenants, are being reused or have been divested."
In 2010 the EVSC undertook an initiative that helped bring nearly all EVSC offices under one roof by revamping existing warehouse space that was no longer being utilized and relocating the EVSC Administration Building to 951 Walnut Street. By consolidating buildings, the EVSC was able to bring together offices at the new Administration Building location that had been previously divided into three different locations, and allowed the school corporation to operate more efficiently. As of tonight, all three former administrative locations are either being leased or have sold.
Source: Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.