The former Laurelton Elementary School, which was shut down following the 2007-08 school year and remained vacant ever since, is officially up for sale.
The district has received offers on the building – including one that was considered recently – but has never gone through with a sale. Now, Interim Superintendent Thomas Gialanella said, the district is actively engaging in a plan to sell the plot, near the intersection of Route 88 and Princeton Avenue.
“We have asked [staff] to explore selling the Laurelton school,” Gialanella said at a meeting last week. “We want to subdivide the property because we own the warehouse piece behind it.”
In a subdivision plan, the district would split the property into two separate lots and, likely, keep the warehouse facility. The school building itself would be sold off.
Previously, Wawa and Meridian Health Systems expressed an interest in the site, however no deal was finalized. A new Wawa is now proposed just a few blocks from the former school, at the intersection of Route 88 and Jack Martin Boulevard.
A subdivision would require approval from the township’s planning board. No case has been scheduled for the matter to be heard by the municipal government.