Friday, June 08, 2001

Turkey Ridge site best, officials say

CPS considers 10.2 riverside acres for new K-12 school in East End

By Jennifer Mrozowski
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        A 10.2-acre East End site known as Turkey Ridge, which can accommodate playing fields and staff parking, looks most promising for a proposed K-12 East End school.

        The riverside site is the most expensive and most flood-prone of the four options being considered for a new school, but district officials also say it's the best choice. Building a school there will cost an estimated $21.15 million.

        Kent Cashell, business executive for Cincinnati Public Schools, recommended Turkey Ridge — south of Kellogg Avenue, between Delta and Stanley avenues — to the district's facilities committee Thursday.

        “(Turkey Ridge) allows for all facilities to be on one site so the kids don't have to cross Kellogg to go the the fields and outdoor activities,” said CPS spokeswoman Jan Leslie.

        In January, the Board of Education voted to build a school in the East End to serve McKinley and Linwood schools' students. School officials say the new school is needed because McKinley and Linwood are outdated and lack adequate area outside for children to play.

        Community members have been opposed to building at the McKinley site because they didn't want residents displaced.

        “The only other option was take McKinley and buy up a whole block, which included homes and post office,” said Carol Conlan, a McKinley school teacher and member of the school's local decision-making council. “That means displacing people, which is something we didn't want to do.”


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