On Monday, the Syosset Board of Education renewed their contract with Greiner-Maltz Co., Inc., the realty company responsible for the sale of the Woodbury School.
"It's a unique school, but it's outdated," said John Pujia, one of the realtors responsible for the school. "Most buyers are looking to redevelop the land into something else."
That "something else" is a concern for the Syosset School District because of its close proximity to Walt Whitman Elementary. Pujia says "something quieter" is preferable, like a bank which would have high security, or an assisted living facility. Built in the 1900s with almost 13,000 internal square feet, the structure would need repairs that some buyers would rather avoid.
Asking prices vary for the 2.24 acre property, ranging from $1.2-2.5 million if the original structure is kept, and upwards of $6 million if the school is leveled for a new structure.
What do you think should happen to the Woodbury School? Should the original structure be refurbished and used or should a new structure be built?
What should replace the school, considering the proximity to Walt Whitman Elementary?
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