East Clinton Future Remains Unclear

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Neighbors in the Old Town Historic District vow to keep fighting any future plans that include tearing down East Clinton Elementary.

A recent proposal by developer Bob Broadway to demolish the school to make way for new homes has been scrapped after the developer failed to get the  Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission to allow him to move forward with his plan.

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Huntsville City Schools officials confirmed the contract with Broadway giving him options to purchase the school has been allowed to expire meaning the property is back on the open market.

Neighbors who packed council chambers and posted yard signs by the hundreds in support of saving the historic property say they are pleased the plan is not moving forward, but admit something needs to happen to the abandoned property.

The school is for sale for 1.5 million dollars, the appraised value.

The Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission will still need to approve any plan moving forward.

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