Negotiations are to begin soon to turn a century-old school in midtown Sacramento into senior housing and land on the school grounds into condominiums.
Sacramento City Unified School District trustees have directed staff to begin negotiations with Mogavero Architects and Bardis Homes to renovate the 113-year-old Marshall School into senior housing and also build 35 to 50 for-sale condominiums on school grounds.
Marshall School, a multistory structure at 2718 G St., was the site of an elementary school until 1976 when it was closed for earthquake concerns. After an infrastructure fix, the building reopened in 1983 and in recent times has housed a preschool, adult school, employment center and a small high school.
The building was designed by Rudolph Harold, a Sacramento architect who also designed old Sacramento City Hall. Bardis Homes is currently building The Mill at Broadway housing development.
The old school has been vacant since 2009. The school district has been working since spring to find a new use for the Marshall School, which features high ceilings, tall windows and stairwells.