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C-PP Approves Purchase Offer on CFA

Corning Free Academy

CORNING, NY (WENY) -- The Corning Painted Post school board voted to approve an offer on the Corning Free Academy building.
     MSP Realty is offering $1,005,000 for Corning Free Academy, which is located on Third Street in Corning. The sale still has to pass a public vote expected in August.
       CFA is one of two middle schools in the district set to close as part of its ongoing facilities plan. CFA and Northside Blodgett will be combining into one middle school, which will be located at the current Corning West High School.
     MSP Realty wants to turn CFA into a rental property, with around 50 rental units expected within the current structure. Architects plan to keep as much of the existing floor plan by constructing the rental units within classrooms.  
     If the public vote passes, construction would start next Summer, with occupancy in mid 2015.