Greenwood To Tear Down Old Middle School, But Leave Gym To Use As A "Fieldhouse"
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The City of Greenwood is planning to to tear down the old middle school building, but leave the gymnasium for use as a fieldhouse for community events.
In a press release, the city says it plans to spend about $1.1 million to demolish the building that served as middle school classrooms, but preserve and repurpose the gymnasium located on the 19-acre former Greenwood Middle School property.
Greenwood Community Schools opened its new middle school at 1584 Averitt Road near Freedom Park in the Fall of 2017.
The City of Greenwood purchased the former middle school building last year with the intent of redeveloping the property for new housing, retail and office space.
The city says the projects planned for the former middle school property include:
• 1.9 miles of new or reconstructed streets
• 9.9 acres of new or upgraded open space
• 75,000+ sq. ft. of potential retail/office space
• Proposed construction of 450+ apartments and 130+ townhomes
Greenwood’s Parks & Recreation Department will oversee renovations and manage the former middle school gymnasium.
Photo provided by the City of Greenwood.