The old middle school at Park Place.

How nice would it be to turn the old middle school complex into condos that at least would bring a life breath into this real estate complex, and possibly add some much needed tax dollars to the tax roll. But no, after seeing what Mr. Fernandez had to deal with on his St. Francis project endeavor, a project like this would be totally out of the question for any developers. Remember "Density"! What a shame, and the city council argues about a guy who wants to open up an Ebay selling service on Main St. Classic!

Still Hope February 11, 2014 at 03:49 PM
That property needs to be torn down and sold as residential. Right now it is a waste of space and a liability. I cannot simply be converted based on it's layout. Turning a small elementary school into 4-5 apartments is one thing. Trying to convert acres of classrooms into something use, not so appealing. One thing is clear, it should NOT be used for any public resource. That Hamlet area was never built to be high traffic, so adding more to the mix is suicide. Demo it, privatize it, and build a nice apartment complex or single homes with off-street parking and a courtyard. Bottom line is get it out of the city's hands.
Steve February 11, 2014 at 06:02 PM
Ah, NfL, nice to see the only time you post is to respond to my postings or to post on the merits of Obamacare! In case you missed it, this was in my last post: The city needs to look at "ALL" assets, water, sewer, fire, police, school, etc, and finally decide what the city can afford! Do you see me posting on turning the old middle school into another flea market as you suggest? Heck no! You really need to do some research into civic economics and the ability of a city or town to pay for their obligations! Until then, go back to your XBOX system and fire up another reality game! Later...........
Russell Archambault February 11, 2014 at 06:56 PM
After thinking a lot about the old middle school, what about having a giant flee market or an indoor sports arena. Maybe we could hold the next summer Olympics there. That would bring a lot of great people from all over the world to see and get to know the great folks of Woonsocket. I ask my comrade Steve to spear up my idea, to call Romney to see how to get this all started. I say this could boost the civic economics, and bring a lot of do ra mi. so we could build that spanking new water treatment plant the city so desperately needs. To be honest Im tired of drinking sewer water, Ive started having serious problems.
jack February 12, 2014 at 02:26 AM
I believe the superintendent's next idea is to turn the building into a middle school. Johnson & Wales could probably use the building for something.
Russell Archambault February 12, 2014 at 03:30 PM
I would love to see Johnson and wales get a 100 million federal grant to come to Woonsocket to teach the poor and hungry and moms with children how to cook so they don't have to spend so much money on frozen dinners frozen pizzas and canned spagatios. I think this project could be called COOKING HEALTHY AND LOOSE TWO HUNDRED POUNDS.


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