The property neighbors the Grand Haven High School campus, and school officials say they hope to use it for improving the school’s traffic flow with an additional entrance or exit, and improving access to the athletic facilities.
The Grand Haven school board voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase the 38 acres for $275,000.
Superintendent Keith Konarska said the purchase price is a discount. An appraisal for the property three years ago valued it at $700,000.
Konarska said the acquisition is “a tremendous investment.”
“I don’t believe there’s been a better time to move forward with this purchase,” he said.
This isn’t the first time the district has looked at the property, which is adjacent to the high school off Ferris Street in Grand Haven Township and shaped like a slice of pie. The school district considered buying it when the high school was built in 1997 and revisited the idea when the athletic facilities were built a few years later.
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