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Albion (900 Albion / Riverside)

900 Albion

900 Albion

Sale of 900 Albion

On July 11, 2017, the Board of Education approved a purchase agreement for the sale of the district property located at 900 Albion Avenue in Saint Paul.

The Facilities Department, in collaboration with Cushman & Wakefield NorthMarq, is pleased to announce that it is offering its approved purchase agreement for the sale of the property to the J.A. Wedum Foundation.

Questions about the development of the property following this sale may be directed to the J.A. Wedum Foundation by contacting their website,  www.wedumfoundation.org.

History of the sale of 900 Albion

The vacant, former school site is an approximately 5.4-acre parcel located at 900 Albion Avenue, St. Paul, (also referenced as 848 Albion Ave) and bounded by Lexington Parkway South and 7th Street West.

It has been over 40 years since the triangle-shaped site, known as the Riverside Learning Center, has been used for K-12 educational purposes. “We’re confident that this property has a higher and better use than what the district is using it for,” said Tom Parent, Director of the Facilities Department at SPPS. The district has kept up regular maintenance of the building; however, it's in need of significant renovations. Also, the small size of the building and grounds are challenging to find an efficient educational use for it.

“There is a lot of great things happening on West Seventh,” said Parent, referencing recent public and private investments in the corridor. “But this property isn’t part of the school district’s strategic needs for the next decade, and the resources that go into it are better utilized in supporting our 71 other sites.”

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Request for Proposal Q&A

Appendix A- Aerial Photo

Appendix B Site Plan

Appendix C 1924 Drawings

Appendix C 1959 Mechanical Boiler Room

Appendix C 1998 Sanitary Sewer

Appendix C 1999 Roofing

Appendix D Asbestos & Reg Waste Bldg Survey

Appendix D Phase I ESA Draft

Appendix D Playground Review

Appendix E Purchase and Sale Agreement Template

Appendix F Authorized Signature Form

MORE INFORMATION: See our 900 Albion FAQ for more information

DETAILS: 900 Albion

BUILDING STATS

Formerly Riverside Elementary

Site size: 5.4 acres

School square footage: 14,900

Original construction: 1924

  HISTORY OF THE BUILDING
History of the Building

Quick Facts:

Site purchased in 1924

School operated 1924-1974

Building leased to City of St. Paul

Reopened in 1983 for Community Ed

Vacant since 2014

See our 900 Albion FAQ for more information

PDF: ALBION PRESENTATIONS

Presentation: Proposed sale of 900 Albion

Presentation: Purchase Agreement of 900 Albion

  MEDIA COVERAGE

Pioneer Press: Saint Paul district sells West 7th Property

KSTP: St. Paul Schools looks to sell former community Ed building

Biz Journals: St. Paul Public Schools may sell vacant building

Pioneer Press: St. Paul district aims to sell vacant school