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MCPS ready to proceed with Homevale property sale

MISSOULA – Missoula County Public Schools leaders are ready to move forward on the proposed sale of a piece of unused school land near Sentinel High School which could net the district more than $800,000.

MCPS leaders have been looking at selling the “Homevale” property for several months now.

The triangular piece of land lies along South Avenue not far from Sentinel High School and across the street from the district’s offices. Staff says it’s only been used for storage in recent years.

As part of the district’s efforts to divest itself of properties that aren’t needed for future school developments, the school board approved a request for proposals to sell, or lease the property last fall.

Tuesday night, the school board will consider approval of an offer to sell them to a local group for $850,000. Some of those partners have been involved in BlueLine Development, a real estate development company known for creating affordable housing projects.

The MCPS board is also scheduled to further discuss the idea of hiring a firm to help search for a replacement for out-going Superintendent Mark Thane, who announced his retirement last fall.

Dennis Bragg

Dennis Bragg

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