Campbell River school district may try to offload Evergreen School

The school sits on roughly six acres of property and is 1,330 square metres

School District 72 is considering selling off the former Evergreen elementary school building.

While the 53-year-old building at the corner of Petersen and Evergreen is not officially for sale, the district is trying to gauge the level of interest in the facility.

“School District No. 72 is seeking expressions of interest for the procurement of a 1960 vintage elementary school in order to generate revenue for the district,” reads a report from the school district. “The school district is looking for respondents who may be interested in procuring or leasing this property as an educational, recreational or social facility, or dependent on rezoning requirements, for residential development.”

The school, which served the Petersen and Willis Road area until it was closed and replaced with Ripple Rock school, sits on roughly six acres of property and is 1,330 square metres. It has six classrooms, a library, a gym and a computer room.

Evergreen elementary closed in 2005 but re-opened to students when École Mer-et-montagne relocated to the former Evergreen school building. The French school operated out of the building until 2011 when it moved into its own, brand-new building on Rockland Road.

Since then the Evergreen building has sat mostly vacant aside from periodic day rentals.

The deadline for expressions of interest must be submitted to the school district no later than Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.

If there is sufficient interest, the school district is considering moving forward with a request for proposals process which could take place between October and December.