Construction Underway on McKinley Place DevelopmentAugust 04, 2015
The area that once housed McKinley Elementary School is now fenced off. Large construction equipment is shaping up the property that is the future home of the McKinley Place Development.
Lakewood City Council approved the $500,000 sale of the former McKinley School to Liberty Development earlier this year. The $12 million project includes building 40, for-sale residential units on the 2.8-acre property.
Earlier this summer, Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers broke ground on the project, along with school board members and developers in attendance.
In early February, both the city’s Planning Commission and the Architectural Board of Review approved the plans after months of public hearings. The city of Lakewood purchased the property from the Lakewood Board of Education in October 2013.
“This (development) represents a culmination of an important collaborative partnership between the city, the Board of Education and Liberty Development,” said Mayor Michael Summers. “This is will be a wonderful addition to our community.”