School Board to consider second site for West Side Relief High School

(Plain Press, August 2005) Ward 17 Councilman Matt Zone says the Cleveland Municipal School District is now considering the Walworth Run Industrial Park site as a possible site for the proposed West Side Relief High School. Zone says the site has received amazing support from area business owners who gathered at a June 30th meeting in the Stockyard neighborhood. This is in contrast to the other site proposed by the School District at W. 65th and Storer, which many businesses felt was poorly located and would cause potential traffic conflicts with area businesses.

The Walworth Run site lies just south of I-90 on W. 65th Street. Zone says the site lies between two public recreation centers, Clark and Zone. It is also closer to new rapid station, said Zone.

Zone says he believes the site, owned by the Westside Industrial Retention and Expansion Network (WIRE-Net) became available when a prospective industrial client backed out of moving to the site. The broker charged with marketing the site for WIRE-Net approached the school district and an agreement was reached on a purchase price.

Zone says he believes the land is less contaminated than the land on W. 65th and Storer, and since the land has already been cleared it will be easier to prepare for construction.

Al Brazynetz, Executive Director of the Stockyard Redevelopment Organization, said he believes the School Board may vote on the site for the new West Side Relief High School at its July meeting.


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