The Boston Business Journal’s Thomas Grillo reports the City of Boston is no longer considering the former police station and printing plant on North St. to expand the Eliot School.
Michael Galvin, chief of public property for the Thomas M. Menino administration, said the cost to turn the shuttered printing department and the former police station at North and Richmond streets into an elementary school would be in the millions — a cost that is out of reach for the city. The city has reissued a request for proposal (RFP) for the properties that have been appraised at $11.8 million.
To date, the vocal bidders include the North Bennet Street School and North End real estate developer Matteo Gallo. The RFP specifies a cash bid is preferable but a swap including land or buildings is an alternative, according to the article. NBSS could offer a bid that would include its current building in the North End. Bids are due on February 15, 2012.