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Mental health board considers apartments on former Youngstown school property

Published: Tue, January 14, 2014 @ 8:09 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Mental Health Board wants to build 40 one-bedroom apartments for clients on the city’s North Side, and the city school board has given preliminary approval to sell the land for the project.

The board sent a letter of intent, which is a nonbinding document, to the mental health board, outlining the intent to sell 3.6 acres on Covington Street at Madison Avenue to the mental health board. A resolution is expected to be brought before the school board at a later date which, if approved, would formalize the sale.

The sale price is $36,000.

Joe Caruso, president and CEO of Compass Family and Community Services, said at a school board meeting tonight that the state board of mental health and addiction services recently made financing available and the agency is hoping to secure funding for the housing project as part of a partnership with other agencies.

The property, where the former Covington/MLK School once stood, is already zoned to accommodate the apartments.

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1MLC75(589 comments)posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago

The school system would never get,the fair market value,for the land.The school board,will have one less piece of property to maintain and some money,is better than,nothing at all.

If anyone thinks the property is worth thousands and thousands of dollars,you are mistaken.

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2UticaShale(854 comments)posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Yeah! Those Choice and Jubilee homes were nothing but a pork job on the taxpayers. The plan was after 15 years they would recoup OUR money by selling them for $85,000 a piece. This is what you get from all pork projects led by the government, insolvency.

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