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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Field Report: The Proposed Sale of Johnson Recreation Center and Higginbotham School Property
By Richard C. Clement - Legislative Aide to
Councilmember Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr.
Former Johnson Recreation Center has been listed by the City of Detroit for a
sale price of $1,000,000 dollars on November 24th, 2017. According
to the realtor, this will be a unique development opportunity for an interested
buyer. The Higginbotham Elementary
School property is for sale with a $500,000 selling price. This
land has historic value to the City of Detroit because it was named after Joe
Louis during World War II and, the first place where African Americans could
learn how to swim in the 1950.
DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOL SITES FOR SALE
We know that this Recreation
Center has a major stake in the development and redevelopment of the youth
within the community. A working recreation center increases the property value
in the neighborhoods and encourages growth.
Closed schools are a sin to education and, the old Higginbotham School property
could be unique development opportunity for an entrepreneur as a senior
citizens home to a satellite community college.
Former Johnson Recreation Center
Public comment is welcome on this
matter and encouraged by Councilmember Pro-Tem Cushingberry and, we will be
notifying you of any activity on these property. We want to thank Hazel Fludd of Garden Homes Community Organization and, Dwight Smith of the 8 Mile Old Timers Club
for staying on top of this issue because it is a pressing concern of the
residents, especially within 1.5 miles of the property.
As of this writing, the University
of Detroit Jesuit High School is making very serious offers to acquire the land to expand football
practice facilities. If you are
interested in purchasing the land, then you are strongly recommended to contact
the realtor for more information and, you City Council Members to voice your
concerns. Currently both properties are listed
as a special purpose land use sale.