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What’s next for Tacoma middle school after plans for turning it into housing fails?

September 30, 2020
Allison Needles | Tacoma News Tribune

The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) has backed out on plans to acquire Gault Middle School in Eastside, primarily due to financial impacts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency announced.

“A main reason for Tacoma Housing Authority’s decision is the large cost of responsibly securing and protecting the property while it awaited full redevelopment,” THA and Tacoma Public Schools said in a joint statement Sept. 24.

Gault Middle School, 1115 E. Division Lane, closed in 2009 and remains vacant. The 7.3-acre property includes six buildings, a swimming pool and an open field.  

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