Wheatley School declared surplus

At Thursday night's meeting, the school board declared five more MPS properties as surplus. Here's what the agenda had to say about the process:

"The properties currently under surplus declaration and previously transferred to the city include: Carleton, 4116 West Silver Spring Drive; Centro Del Nino, 500 East Center Street; Coggs Center (old Fifth Street School), 2770 North Fifth Street; Milwaukee School of Entrepreneurship, 6914 West Appleton Avenue and Garfield School, 2215 North Fourth Street.

"MPS has historically partnered with the City of Milwaukee to provide properties for residential and commercial redevelopment by declaring properties as surplus and communicating that declaration to the City. The City will then issue a request for proposal for the appropriate disposition of the listed properties.

"The 'Declaration of Surplus' by the School Board indicates that the district does not currently plan to reoccupy the buildings. The additional properties the Administration recommends for surplus declaration are:

"Frederick Douglass, 3409 North 37th Street
Wheatley, 2442 North 20th Street
Wisconsin Avenue, 2708 West Wisconsin Avenue
37th Street, 1715 North 37th Street
Church adjacent to Westside II, 1940 North 36th Street."

Here are some photos of Wheatley, which was built in 1902 and closed in 2011. It was formerly called 20th Street School and, before that, District 10-2. It was designed by architects Van Ryn & DeGelleke.

By Bobby Tanzilo - Jan. 30, 2015 at 1:39 p.m.