Rezoning OK’d by city council for ole Lee Middle School building

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The Columbus City Council clears the way for a new development at the old Lee Middle School building.

Councilmen approved zoning the property as C1, which means it is a neighborhood commercial property now.

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It was zoned as single family residential.

The Columbus Redevelopment Authority says an investment group is interested in purchasing the property.

If the deal goes through, plans call for $15 million investment that will be completed in two phases.

Loft style apartments, restaurants, retail space and a multi-purpose center would be built on the property that sits at 18th Avenue and Military Road.

There’s also a possibility the property could be designated a historic landmark.

As of now, the property has not been officially purchased.

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