NEENAH – A developer is looking to buy the Shattuck Middle School property in Neenah and turn it into a neighborhood with a variety of housing options.
Northpointe Development, based in Oshkosh, has offered $500,000 to buy the property between Elm and Reed streets from the Neenah Joint School District – the only offer that has been made since it went on the market – according to information on the website. of the district.
The school board plans to discuss the sale at a meeting Monday night, but a vote isn’t expected until mid-July.
Here’s a look at what Northpointe offers for the Shattuck School District based on renderings on the Neenah District website. Northpointe did not immediately return a call from The Post-Crescent:
Initial plans for Northpointe preserve the historic significance of the 1928 schoolhouse that sits at the north end of the property while converting it to a 100-unit apartment building. Single family homes, duplexes and townhouses would be built on the sports fields to the south.
There would also be a retention pond and playground adjacent to the new apartments and three acres of green space at the south end of the neighborhood.
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In the design proposals, there are 25 single-family lots averaging just under 6,700 square feet and 14 two-family lots averaging just over 11,000 square feet.
The sketched Shattuck School neighborhood would use what Northpointe calls a “traditional neighborhood” design. With this design concept, garages are placed at the rear of lots and accessed by shared driveways. Lots are kept narrow to conserve space and lawn maintenance while encouraging the use of shared common green spaces.
Homes in a traditional neighborhood are similar in size and use similar architectural designs to complement each other. Different colors and materials are used to differentiate the houses.
The district will retain ownership of the tennis courts and parking lot on the south end of the property and will continue to use the Health and Wellness Center – an employee clinic run by Prevea Health on the west side of the building.
Shattuck will close after the 2022-23 school year with the opening of the new high school. Middle school students will then attend the former Neenah High School, which will become Neenah Middle School, serving grades 5 through 8.
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Once the sale is approved, the developer will work with the Town of Neenah to determine further development details. They will continue to take community feedback until final decisions are made.
The Neenah School Board meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the district administration building at 410 South Commercial Street. The public can attend in person or virtually via Zoom.