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What could it be used for? Former school up for sale in Fortune

What could it be used for? Former school up for sale in Fortune

The province is hoping someone will find a use for the former Fortune Consolidated School in Kings County, which has been empty for about a year.

Its worth keeping so were hoping someone will buy it

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 7:00 PM AT Last Updated: August 12

The school, which has been vacant for about a year, went on the market last week.(Laura Meader/CBC)

The province is hoping someone will find a use for the former Fortune Consolidated School in Kings County, which has been empty for about a year.

The building went on the market last week listed at $220,000.

Steven Myers, minister of transportation, infrastructure and energy, says the province offered the building to the community but it wasnt interested.

Its a good building, its in good shape, and its worth keeping so were hoping someone will buy it, he said.

The 17,000 square foot building has about 10 rooms. Officials say it doesnt make sense to keep paying operational costs when the building isnt being used.

It still looks very much like a school, but Myers believes someone could find another use for it.

Im sure theres lots of entrepreneurs out there who are going to look at it and say that I have a great idea that I can put in that building. Thats what we hope is going to happen.

Robin Gamble of Royal LePage Prince Edward Realty, said the 50-year-old building, which sits on about two hectares, has generated plenty of interest.

Theres been a lot of traction on social media and weve had a few showings so far, and yeah its been really good.

The building is priced low, she said, which should help attract buyers.

I think its a really fair price considering its assessed at over $900,000.

Myers said the province realizes anyone who buys it will have to invest a significant amount of money to renovate it, so it wanted to keep the price reasonable.

That should encourage people to come in and have a serious look at it, so its low enough that if you had to spend another $100,000, youre still at under half a million dollars for a huge building that you could use for any number of things.

The former school sits on about two hectares of land.(Laura Meader/CBC)

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