Big changes may be in store for part of downtown, depending on what becomes of the Bradstreet School.
Residents voted at Town Meeting to allow the Board of Selectmen to sell the property. And one offer has been made, by Coalition For a Better Acre, which plans to tear down the building and construct apartments and commercial space there.
The proposal would actually cost the town money. The purchase offer is for $300,000, and they are asking the town for more than $700,000 from CPA funds or the Affordable Housing Trust. The idea is for the property to bring in tax revenue and business to the downtown area, and the Bradstreet School costs the town tens of thousands of dollars each year to keep.
The North Andover Historical Commission has spoken out against the proposal because of the plan to tear down the school.
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