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Commissioners Envision Housing Development at Former Allegany High School

April 5th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

With demolition of the former Allegany High School on Sedgwick Street getting underway this month, attention now turns to how best to utilize the land once that job is complete.  Nearly 100 years old, the  high school was shuttered after a new Allegany was constructed on Haystack Mountain in 2018. The school is owned by the county with the commissioners awarding the demolition project to a Culpeper, Virginia  firm with a bid of close to $678,000. The county secured $2 million in state grants for the prep work, including asbestos removal, and the demolition. County Commissioner David Caporale tells WCBC News that while no final decisions have been made- some type of a housing development seems like the best use for the property moving forward…