The Board of Education approved a resolution this week to sell the vacant land on Pecos Avenue that was once the home to Roush Elementary School. Delwest Capital has offered $1,225,000 dollars for the land.
Neighbors of the property at 7840 Pecos Street have kept a close eye on the possible development of the site since the school building was closed in the spring of 1988. In 2009, many homeowners rallied against a proposal to use the site for a new bus barn for the school district. That plan was eventually rejected.
Board of Education Vice President Dino Valente assured neighbors that whatever development takes place at the site will be compatible with the neighbors. “We did factor neighborhood sensitivities into the sale of this property,” Valente said. “It was about more than just getting dollars for the District.”
The building opened in 1959 and was named for Assistant Superintendent, Claude E. Roush.