A well-known high school in Farmington Hills that is expected to close has been sold to the city. The school board voted Tuesday night to sell Harrison High School.
It's been known that Harrison would be closing and while they were looking into selling the property to outsiders, the board saw too many potential problems.
For one, an enrollment analysis showed Farmington Hills may be overcapacity at the elementary level in a few years, so they've decided Highmeadow would no longer be demolished or sold.
Another issue is the district had an appraisal done and the property is not desirable for homeowners because of the road noise from I-696, congestion on 12 mile and being in between apartments.
The board instead decided to sell the property to the city of Farmington Hills.
According to the Farmington Voice, a community news website, the city will look into converting Harrison into a $27 million community center.