Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk announced Thursday that the county received an offer to buy the former Badger School for redevelopment into an urban agriculture and community center.
A resolution approving the sale is expected to be introduced at Thursday night’s County Board of Supervisors meeting.
The offer comes from the Center for Resilient Cities, which wants to buy the school and 3.85-acre site for $500,000. Under the proposal, the county will not have to do any demolition work, but will pay for asbestos removal from the building.
The Center for Resilient Cities plans to hold several neighborhood meetings to help guide architectural plans for the renovation, which is scheduled to being in 2011.
Dane County bought the Badger School property from the city of Madison in 1978, and recently used it to house the county’s Neighborhood Intervention Program. That program is now held in the Dane County Job Center.