Former Nettleton School to Become Senior Housing

A purchase agreement was made between the school district and the Minneapolis based developer United Properties

DULUTH, Minn. – A plan for new senior housing is in the works at an old Duluth school. The proposed development would be at the former Nettleton Elementary.

A purchase agreement was made between the school district and the Minneapolis based developer United Properties.

The city of Duluth says about 50 to 60 units of independent senior houses are expected to go in to the space on Duluth’s central hillside neighborhood. The former school was originally slated to become market rate housing but those plans fell through.

Keith Hamre, Director of Planning & Construction Services for the city says the location and layout of the building made it a great fit for this new project.

“The senior housing tends to be mostly near the mall area,” said Hamre.  “Most people I’ve talked to would like to find senior housing closer to the neighborhoods they’ve lived in or where they live today.”

Duluth has had many former schools purchased and turned into housing, including the Endion and Emmerson schools.

A feasibility study will take place over the next three months to make safety inspections and create a design for the space.

 

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