It’s been more than a month since schools officials talked about their plans to renovate and expand Round Hill Elementary School. Officials said then they have the funds for an initial phase of work, but the remaining cost of the approxiamately $8 million project will require “an infusion of cash.”
Part of the project’s funding is likely dependent on sale of the former Huff Lane Intermediate School site.
So where does a potential Huff Lane sale stand anyway? Well as my colleague Dave Ress wrote recently, Roanoke City Council was expected to take up discussion on a rezoning of the site tonight but the potential developer has asked for more time. The sale of the former school site depends on a rezoning, which the city’s planning commission has already voted against.
While council is not expected to take up the measure tonight, area residents could still show up to comment.
What do you think? Do you support the potential sale and rezoning that could bring two hotels to the area? Or is the scope of the project too big? And what about Round Hill improvements? How should school system officials fund the project?