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New proposal submitted for old Higbee School lot

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The lot where Higbee School once stood The lot where Higbee School once stood
PITTSFIELD, Ill. (WGEM) -

The old Higbee school in Pittsfield is gone, and the city may have a new owner for the property soon.

City officials walked through the property Tuesday for a final inspection before approving it for sale. Mayor John Hayden said city council has one proposal to review. He hopes the city can recoup what it spent to demolish the old school and clear the property.

"My opinion is that we're not in it to make a profit," Hayden said. "My idea was to get an eyesore cleaned up. We just want to recover what we feel is the total cost to get it done and therefore we got it done at no cost."

Hayden said the new potential owner wants to build housing for the elderly.

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