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Cabell BOE to auction former school building on Thursday

December 6, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Cabell County Schools will auction the former Park Hills Elementary School building Thursday morning at the site, located at 2001 McCoy Road.

A walk-through of the property will begin at 9 a.m., and the bidding will start promptly at 10 a.m. The auction is open to the public.

The roughly 13,000-square-foot former school, which operated from 1964-89, most recently housed the state’s Regional Education Service Agencies (RESA) II branch for more than 25 years until the statewide RESA system was dissolved by the West Virginia Legislature in 2017.

Cabell County Schools has owned the property since the building’s construction and it is described as being in good condition. The building was occupied as office space through the end of June, but the Board of Education declined to maintain the building for education or storage for its own use.

The property is zoned residential, but could be grandfathered in as office space if maintained as that within the next seven months.

The property sits on roughly four acres of land and has parking for more than 30 cars. The building features seven former classrooms, five offices, nine bathrooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria.

The auction will be conducted by Joe R. Pyle Auction & Realty Service, of Shinnston — the same company that auctioned the former Peyton and Geneva Kent elementary schools on the board’s behalf in February.

Cabell County Schools auctioned two other former elementary schools in February: Geneva Kent for $130,000, and Peyton for $42,000.

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