Austin school leaders are moving forward with the high-profile sales of district headquarters, the Baker Center and the Millett Opera House (home of the Austin Club), among other surplus properties, the Austin American-Statesman says.
The school board on Nov. 27 is scheduled to vote on the sales of the following properties:
• the Carruth Center, the 2.7 acre district headquarters on West 6th Street, for $36.5 million to Schlosser Development of Austin, which made the highest bid. The minimum bid was $30 million.
• the Millett Opera House, for $3 million to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Historic Millett Opera House, the only bidder on the property. The minimum bid was $5.4 million.
• the Baker Center, a former school located in Hyde Park, for $10.6 million to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The minimum bid was $10.6 million. Alamo plans to include single-family residences with 25 percent of them affordable housing units, with priority given to district employees and families with children who attend district schools.