New Use for Northway Elementary, What Would You Like to See?

New owner has yet to reveal plans for the property along Browns Lane.

First an elementary school for decades, then the temporary home of a Greek Orthodox Church, now the next chapter in the life of Northway Elementary is about to be written. 

The  Monday night of the approximately 6.5 acre site to LRC Development Company of Akron, Ohio for $2,460,000. 

At Monday’s meeting, North Hills Finance and Operations Director David Hall told the board it could take up to a year for the deal to close, but the district would start collecting non-refundable deposits from the buyer as the process continued. 

But what the new owner has planned for the property remains a mystery. 

“We don’t know, and we probably won’t know until the new owner presents a plan to the zoning board,” said Hall. “We do know it’s a commercial development, but that’s about it.” 

The old school is currently the temporary home of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, while the church’s  at the intersection of Babcock Boulevard and Cumberland Road in McCandless. 

The Church is hoping to move into its permanent home in spring of 2013. 

Situated within eyesight of the , we want to know what Patch readers would like to see at the site of Northway Elementary. 

Housing, rental properties, offices, retail space, or something else? 

Tell us in comments and we will present your ideas to the developer to see what he has in mind.

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woody June 06, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I'd love to see a used bookstore -- Border's is gone and the only options now are Half-Price Books and Barnes & Noble far to the north in Cranberry. Further evidence of the "dumbing down of America"... hardly any bookstores in this metropolitan/suburban area. Second choice would be a good authentic, economical, Thai-owned Thai restaurant minus all the high-end decor and lighting bells and whistles, which restaurant owners use as an excuse for jacking up prices. Currently we have no such restaurant in the North Hills, as the one in Wexford is more about chic interior decorating and a fancy bar than about authentic food at a reasonable price. The couple of decent ones in Bloomfield/Oakland/Downtown are a bit of a drive for us North Hills folks.
sandy June 06, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Love that idea!
Carol K June 07, 2012 at 02:43 AM
I would like to see a technical/vocational trade school teaching men and women over the age of 18, with a curriculum leaning toward natural gas drilling - Marcellus Shale.
Tom Duncan June 07, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Well, have I got news for YOU! There is an excellent used bookstore "right in your back yard"! Duncan Books has been located at 1047 Perry Highway in Perrysville for 19 years, and carries over 45,000 volumes of used books. Specializing in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, mystery, literature, horror and Westerns, (with some others mixed in "for flavor"), they also sell comics, toys and collectibles. How do I know? I own it! Stop in and say you saw this on Patch and I'll give you 10% off for your trouble! (Also,I've heard there's a new Thai restaurant, somewhere near Bellevue!)
Buzzard June 08, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Reopen NORTWAY elementary the kids were happier there


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