Future of the Rockridge Elementary Site Still Unclear
Posted at: 03/13/2013 9:30 PM
| Updated at: 03/13/2013 10:39 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
For almost two years, Rockridge Elementary school has been sitting empty, but an upcoming change will potentially fix that.
At a meeting tonight in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood, planning officials shared that the site will be rezoned later this month. That means the old school building will allow for up to 22 apartment units, making the building more appealing for buyers.
Plans for the undeveloped area surrounding the school have still not been made. That's why neighbors gathered at the Portman Community Center to share their opinions.
"They've had a lot of ideas talking about what types of uses, what types of things could be on the site," Duluth's Planning and Construction Director Keith Hamre said. "I expect it to be a good process tonight looking at maps and talking about ideas."
Many people at tonight's meeting said they wanted to keep areas surrounding the Rockridge property undeveloped. Ultimately, any decision will be approved by the Duluth City Council.