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Steveston secondary site sale stalled
Sept. 30 was supposed to be a day of celebration for the Richmond School District.
On that day, the subjects were supposed to be removed from Polygon’s offer to purchase the former Steveston Secondary School site on No. 2 Road.
Plans were in place to call a press conference to mark the occasion.
But it turns out, the deal was pulled off the table by Polygon, and the subjects to the multi-million dollar deal were not removed, according to Richmond Board of Education chair Donna Sargent.
That was two Mondays ago, but hope isn’t lost, Sargent said.
The two sides are currently in negotiations, with an answer expected by the next board meeting, on Monday, Oct. 21.
The deal was in jeopardy and still is, Sargent said, who added that she remains “very hopeful.”
Asking if city rezoning was at the heart of the problem, Sargent said rezoning was not the hurdle.
But she was reluctant to disclose too much about the issue, out of respect for the ongoing discussions.
She also wouldn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal, or what precisely will be built on the site.
A spokesperson from Polygon could not be reached for comment by The Review’s press time Tuesday.