Future of Rockridge Elementry School Still up for Debate

By KBJR News 1

February 13, 2013 Updated Feb 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The future of Duluth's old Rockridge Elementary School is up for debate and tonight the community gathered to discuss the options.

Rockridge has been left vacant for about two years since the school merged with Lester Park Elementary School.

The school district is proposing redeveloping the school into an assisted living facility, but they are open to other ideas.

The property would need to be rezoned to accommodate that plan.

There has been some other interest in the property.

"We've had some developers look at it for renovation, one developer in particular has spent a lot of time and has some interesting ideas...and we are going to continue to have conversation with that developer to see if there is some kind of purchase agreement that can be drafted up that can be recommended to the school board." said Kerry Leider, property and risk manager for Duluth Public Schools.

About 25 community members were at the meeting tonight.

More meetings are planned.