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South Salt Lake City takes another look at closed high school

(South Salt Lake Journal) On Sept. 23 the city council took one of the first steps toward purchasing the old Granite High School campus.

Council members approved a measure that would authorize payment for a structural engineering evaluation of the four buildings.

“The city council has authorized the city to spend up to $40,000 to do the evaluation,” said South Salt Lake City Attorney Dave Carlson. “The structural engineering evaluation will go in and give us some good information about what condition the buildings are in and what it would cost to reuse the buildings for another purpose.”

Currently, the unofficial plans are to see the old Granite High School be preserved as a set of historic buildings, reopened as a recreational facility and retain open green space area for residents to enjoy.

City officials have been in informal discussions with Salt Lake County and property owner Granite School District about the site. The city has been given the first opportunity to purchase Granite High; if the city declines the county would be offered the chance.

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