The land was purchased using funds collected from developer impact fees
The Ridgefield School District has purchased 15 acres of property at 18216 NE 29th Avenue in Ridgefield. While there are no immediate or specific plans for a building project at this site, the acquisition of this property is intended to meet the long-term needs of Ridgefield’s growing population. The land was purchased using funds collected from developer impact fees.
The land will someday be the site of a second intermediate and middle school campus serving grades 5-8. The Ridgefield School District currently has one such campus, the site of Sunset Ridge Intermediate and View Ridge Middle schools.
In addition to this newly-acquired 15-acre parcel, the district also owns a 27-acre parcel at 7025 N. 10th Street and is under contract for another parcel of land, both of which are earmarked for future K-4 school campuses.
“We approved the acquisition of this land to meet the needs of our growing community,” said Joe Vance, president of Ridgefield Schools’ board of directors. “With our schools already overcapacity, we will need to construct additional school campuses to accommodate the increasing number of Ridgefield students. This land is ideally situated in an area of the district where there is a great deal of housing development planned.”
Information provided by Ridgefield School District.
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