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  • #96282

    MHJ
    Participant

    When they purchased the school earlier this year, there had been some discussion of possibly expanding the library into the space. They decided to go in a different direction.

    Library Sells School for Deaf

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    The Columbus Metropolitan Library board voted this morning to sell the former Ohio School for the Deaf in the Discovery District to a private Catholic school that hopes to move in next year.

    The library bought the site last month from Pennsylvania-based Campus Apartments for $2.16 million with plans to either renovate the historic building and relocate its administrative offices or to sell it to Cristo Rey Columbus High School.

    The library plans to sell the building to Cristo Rey for $1 million and retain the land and a portion of the parking lot between the Main Library and Topiary Park. The library plans to use that area for green space and as a connection to the park.

    The school, a Catholic college-preparatory school for low-income families, currently is located in Franklinton.

    #536200

    mrmann
    Member

    That makes a lot more sense for the property.

    #536201

    News
    Participant

    Cristo Rey chief excited about Deaf School purchase, plans
    By GARY SEMAN JR.
    ThisWeek Community News
    Monday March 25, 2013 1:33 PM

    Calling it an “amazing opportunity,” the president of Cristo Rey Columbus High School is upbeat about the potential move to the former Ohio School for the Deaf in downtown Columbus.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/west/news/2013/03/25/cristo-rey-chief-excited-about-deaf-school-purchase-plans.html

    #536202

    News
    Participant

    Exterior improvements to future Cristo Rey Columbus High School to begin in August
    Brian R. Ball
    Staff reporter – Business First

    The city’s Downtown Commission and the Columbus Historic Resources Commission on Tuesday gave the green light to repairs to the historic Ohio School for the Deaf that will be a new Cristo Rey Columbus High School next year.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2013/07/24/exterior-improvements-to-future-cristo.html

    #536203
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    Also: Cristo Rey Columbus still has about 20 openings remaining in the inaugural freshman class, if anyone is interested.

    2013-2014 school year is set to begin on August 1

    The signature component of Cristo Rey Columbus High School is the Professional Work-Study Program, a national educational model in which businesses invest in student workers to make college preparatory education possible for students with economic need. In addition to carrying a full course load, Cristo Rey Columbus students will work one day each week in the professional offices of local businesses who participate in the work-study program. The entry-level clerical positions will be at businesses representing diverse industries such as insurance, banking, law, health care, and advertising to name just a few.

    #536204

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    The renovations will not restore the top of the flamboyant east towers that were taken off when the roofs leaked. But Loversidge suggested to the commission he wouldn’t mind rebuilding the towers if funding could be secured.
    “There’s a naming opportunity here,” he told commission members.

    Rebuilding the towers on this building would be pretty amazing, and add a lot to the look of the whole area. It’s a shame they were removed in the first place.

    #536205
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    that would be very cool

    #536206

    gramarye
    Participant

    I used to love walking by this building. Hope this school finds a good fit here … and is successful enough over time to undertake some of those restoration projects that might be beyond it at first.

    #536207

    James Ragland
    Participant

    Gramarye,

    We are currently planning on doing about $18 million in renovations here. Depending upon the tax credit process and our success there, we should be able to renovate the building completely through a phased process. We are currently located in Franklinton for our first year, and will move into the Town St. school in August of 2014. Please let me know if any of you would like to visit us! We are a very unique operation, and I think we will be a successful school through our mission, as well as our partnerships with the corporate community in Columbus. Visit us at http://www.cristoreycolumbus.org

    #536208

    NOBOPatriot
    Participant

    WOW! Those east tower crowns were amazing – it would be great to have them rebuilt and be major draw for discovery and area. Leslie Wexner of Limited might have an interest – heard he loves architecture and built Easton in Georgian style and New Albany – someone should reach out to him and ask him if would fund and commission the restoration on the orginal – hey could sell tickets and make them an observation deck too

    #536209

    James Ragland
    Participant

    When I started with Cristo Rey, there were only two of us. We were working in the basement of the Diocese with no computers, no phones, and a dream. Today, our dream came true.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/08/05/prep-school-opens-doors-to-first-class.html

    Viva Cristo Rey!

    #536210

    buckette13
    Member

    The payment helps defray the $12,000-per-year tuition cost. Students provide $200 to $2,500 toward tuition, based on ability to pay, Foley said. The balance comes from donors.

    That seems like a nice alternative to Columbus City Schools. What are the income requirements?

    Oh, congrats on making this happen!

    #536211

    James Ragland
    Participant

    buckette13 said:
    The payment helps defray the $12,000-per-year tuition cost. Students provide $200 to $2,500 toward tuition, based on ability to pay, Foley said. The balance comes from donors.

    That seems like a nice alternative to Columbus City Schools. What are the income requirements?

    Oh, congrats on making this happen!

    On average, our students come from families making $36,000 or less for a family of four.

    Thank you for your support. You can learn more about us at http://www.cristoreycolumbus.org

    #536212
    GVguy
    GVguy
    Participant

    Congratulations on this important achievement! Life in the urban core will be better for all and now finally, Columbus residents can have an attractive and unique choice downtown.

    #1018029
    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
    Participant

    I’m sure this helps the renovation efforts, looks like they plan to have the building ready by year end. I still think it’d be cool if some of this money could be used to rebuild the tower crowns. They look a little incomplete without them.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/05/20/cristo-rey-gets-10-5m-in-tax-credits-for-rehab-of.html

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