Washington School Update from Chris Setti, Assistant City Manager, Peoria
In July, the City Council approved the sale of District 150 property on Moss Avenue to the Montessori Children’s Home of Peoria. Since then, Montessori has been working with their staff, a design professional and contractors to understand the physical improvements needed to make the property their new home. Unfortunately, their Board has determined that they cannot afford the budget that would be required. While City staff tried to work to identify potential grant opportunities, the gap was too wide. On December 15, 2014, Montessori officially withdrew their offer. We have been in contact with District 150 which is still amendable to our arrangement to market the property. We will be bringing a revised Intergovernmental Agreement to the City Council for approval on January 13, 2015.