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This is a very unique opportunity to purchase a high quality, low cost commercial building in a very desirable location. This former Prairie Heights Elementary school building was built in 1954 as the Dwight Rural High School and 1968 was transferred to the Morris County Schools USD-417. The building was retired from service in May 2015 and is very well positioned for conversion to many other uses. The property is currently exempt from property taxes. It will be reappraised after it is sold.
The building includes 8 large, well lighted class rooms, an office, 2 restrooms, 2 locker rooms, a cafeteria, a full sized gymnasium with basketball court, bleachers and stage, as well as a separate building with 2 large classrooms. There is a walk-in cooler and single car garage for storage of yard maintenance equipment. There is able parking along the east side of the property. The building site is approximately 2 blocks long and 1 block deep. The school sets at the southwest corner of the community of Dwight, Kansas.
Also being offered for sale is vacant land to the east of the school building. The property is to the west of a city owned tennis court area and could possibly be used for additional parking or for a separate building site. This tract of land is not included in the price of the building, but could be bought along with the building if a reasonable price can be determined.
With school consolidation, this property can now be transitioned for use for any one of dozens of potential uses such as:
Intermodal Transportation Center
Medical Coding Facility
Assisted Care Home
Sports Training Complex
Educational Training Center
Medical Training Center
Or Many Other Uses
This property is very well located about 24 miles south of Interstate 70 Highway and lays next to railroad service making it a very solid prospect for an Intermodal Transportation Center. The property is in the center of major Bioscience & Technology developments in Junction City, Manhattan, Topeka, Lawrence, Olathe, Wichita and other communities in the Sunflower State.
This property is located in the small town of Dwight, Kansas yet enjoys features that would cost hundreds of thousands to replicate. The building has roof mounted central heating and air conditioning units for each classroom and several units in the gymnasium area. The heating and air conditioning can be remotely controlled to assist in energy savings and ease of use. Much of the building is protected by a newer metal roof and the brick exterior is nearly maintenance free. There is a separate detached office area located to the west of the main building.
This is a well maintained building that has been an asset to the community since its construction in 1954. The building is serviced by city water and sewer, as well as natural gas, local phone and high speed Internet service. The building is protected by a commercial fire protection system. The phone system and networking systems are still in place.
This unique opportunity is located in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills of Central Kansas. This is a high, wide, gently rolling landscape blanketed with the largest continuous area of tallgrass prairie left in the world. The Flint Hills owe their existence to the nodules of chert (flint) laid down with the limestones and shales in the shallow seas which covered this part of North America during the early Permian Period over 275 million years ago. It is one of America's unique places, harboring a wealth of adventure, beauty, and history. The region's sweeping horizons and carpets of wildflowers captivate artists, photographers and enchants visitors. 15003-00021
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