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Factory turned school HQ for sale

  • Blog Post by: Steve Brandt
  • November 29, 2012 - 9:10 PM

 

The old bulb factory turned school headquarters is on the block for sale.

The old bulb factory turned school headquarters is on the block for sale.

 

Anybody want to buy a used light bulb factory?

The onetime factory at 807 Broadway, which Minneapolis Public Schools used as its headquarters for the past 82 years, is up for sale.

It's zoned light industrial with an overlay that allows such potential uses as dffices, other businesses, institutional use, residences or light industry. The city, which is handling the sale for the school district, is working with a neighborhood task force to discuss priorities for reusing the complex.

The northeast Minneapolis property covers almost 253,000 square feet, or more than four pro-sized football fields, including an adjacent parking lot. The 1914 brick administrative building has the biggest amount of space, but the complex includes four auxiliary buildings or additions.

The property opened up when the district last summer moved into its first scratch-built headquarters in its history at 1250 Broadway in north Minneapolis.

The city's development arm expects to post more information on Dec. 17, and the city will accept purchase offers through Feb. 22.

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