Former MPS school building may soon reopen, but for what?

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- After sitting idle for some five years, the doors of the former Malcolm X Academy may soon reopen.

On Thursday night, September 26th, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors voted to take action on the former MPS school. But who is the district willing to negotiate with?

The action on the vacant building came as both good news and bad news for some. For a while, a local private school has shown interest in buying the facility. But instead, MPS leaders will negotiate with someone else.

St. Marcus Lutheran School hopes to capitalize on MPS' vacant properties. The school wanted to buy the vacant Malcolm X Academy on N. 1st St. to expand its' Lutheran school. On Thursday, MPS announced it would sell the property, but instead was negotiating with 2760 Holdings, LLC.

Right now, MPS officials will not elaborate on who the company is or what the plans are for the building.