United Christian $800
Lease Opportunity The school (29205 Florence, Garden City) was built in phases starting in 1962. The school building and gym are available for lease. The complete parcel of land is approx. 3.92 acres. The United Christian School closed in August of 2013. The owners have had the building inspected by the state and have a list of items to address to keep the school occupancy in place. The renovations underway should allow completing the recommendations noted on the last inspection. Lease Price Charter Schools $120,000 per year plus utilitiesGym Rental for church services $1,900 per monthClassroom use for church services $800 per monthSchool Building and Gym DescriptionSize The school building is approx. 20,000 square feet in the school building with a gym building of 13,000 square feet in size. A 2,000 square foot storage facility is also available for a charter school userCurrent Renovation The boiler broke in January that caused pipes to burst and a reasonable amount of flooding. The insurance settlement allows for extensive renovation of the building. Two new boilers were installed to replace the original boiler. New bathrooms, ceiling, flooring, drywall and other finishes are in the process of being installed. The renovations include the addition of a sprinkler system in the building for fire suppression, new drop ceilings, windows and bathrooms. I was in the building on Feb 13, 2015 and the new finishes look great and the building will shine when completed in the next month. The renovations will address the recommendations noted by the last state inspection.Classrooms Up to 17 classrooms, most classrooms are approx. 26 ft by 28 ft (smallest is 15 ft by 21 ft and the largest is 27 ft by 29 ft). The small gym 36 ft by 39 ft could be converted into two more classrooms.Handicap Access The school and gym have zero grade entrances (no steps). The balcony in the gym (32 ft by 98 ft) is the only area with a second floor.Gym The gym is a separate building. It is approx. 134 ft by 98 ft with a balcony at the north end. Boys and girls locker rooms open onto the gym. A full size racquetball court is located on the north side of the building.
A full kitchen (approx. 15 ft by 18 ft) is adjacent to the small gym in the school building. A storage room is adjacent to the kitchen.Playground Area The area to the east of the building is fenced in and already has a playground structure for the younger students.
27,815 cars pass the property along Middlebelt (SEMCOG 2009 south of Ford Road)Expansion Area A grassy play area is to the west of the parking lot (it has a large softball diamond backstop) that is available for expansion.City Park The city park is adjacent to the school on the northeast side. It is possible that a charter school could use the park for additional play area.Parking Lot Description approx . 140 parking spaces along the building on the west sides of the building. There are 3 handicap spaces.Heating The school building has a two boilers for heat. The gym building has a roof top unit for heating and air-conditioning.
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