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Hoagland school building faces wrecking ball after no bids made

May 17, 2019

Another deadline seeking offers on the shuttered Hoagland Elementary School has passed without a bid, an East Allen County Schools administrator said Thursday.

The school board is expected to discuss the property at its meeting Tuesday.

Board members last month agreed to give the school : which was also known as Heritage Elementary : another chance to find a buyer before moving toward demolition.

The school closed to students in 2014.

The 13-acre site previously attracted interest, including a $175,000 offer the board accepted last fall from H1 Elite Investment Group that ultimately fell through.

In the five-day bidding window held last week, the district set the minimum bid at $10,000.

East Allen also included multiple conditions, including that the property would be sold as is; the property couldn’t be used for illegal activities or purposes unsuitable for the neighborhood; and prospective buyers would have to demonstrate their ability to maintain the property, among other requirements, according to a legal notice.

No bids were received, said Kirby Stahly, assistant superintendent of administrative services.

The board will consider what the next steps are for the property, he said.

Talk of demolition arose during a board work session last month.

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