Should Claflin School Go Back To The Feds? Councilors Consider Issue — Again


Should Claflin school go back to the Feds? Councilors consider issue — again

Two years after abandoning its plans to revert Claflin to the federal government, Columbus Council is again debating the issue.

The discussion erupted Tuesday during a presentation by City Community Reinvestment Director Laura Johnson, who updated council on a developer’s plans to convert the old school building into affordable housing and an educational center.

Johnson outlined changes that would have to be made to the city’s lease agreement with Friends of Historic Claflin for a developer to move forward with plans to build 44 housing units on the Fifth Avenue site. She said Oracle Consulting, a company that specializes …

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