In August 2011, the Shoreline School District issued a Request for Proposals to solicit potential buyers for the Aldercrest Annex. The District received several offers, but due to the depressed real estate market, none were deemed to offer enough value for the District. Thus, according to Superintendent Sue Walker, the District has decided to postpone sale of the property for the time being.
What does this mean for us? The Friends of Aldercrest will continue to work with the Ballinger Neighborhood Association, city, School District and other willing partners to maintain the site as a safe and enjoyable neighborhood asset. If you would like to get involved in site clean-up efforts or other activities, please get in touch!
Shoreline School District has issued a Request for Proposals to attract potential buyers for Aldercrest Annex! Any new owner will be required to develop the property in a manner consistent with the provisions adopted by the Shoreline City Council in March 2011, including the permanent dedication of 6-7 acres of park space to the City. Those provisions were developed through a collaborative process between the School District, City, Friends of Aldercrest and the Ballinger Neighborhood Association, followed by public hearings.
On June 1, 2009, the Friends of Aldercrest presented a statement to the Shoreline School Board. Neighbors from Shoreline and Lake Forest Park attended in support of Friends of Aldercrest mission. Click on the link below for the complete Friends of Aldercrest statement presented to the School Board.
Statement to the School Board