Coralville and Clear Creek District close $1 sale for new school site

May was a big month to pave the way for the Clear Creek Amana School District to build its sixth elementary school.

The school board unanimously approved a real estate purchase contract — for $1 — between the town of Coralville and the school district. The parties have also formalized a 28E chord, essentially outlining their joint responsibilities for the project.

The 30-acre lot is located just west of Coral Ridge Avenue and east of the intersection of Highway 380 and Highway 6 in Coralville. The land is valued at around $12,000, according to the Johnson County Assessor’s Office.

Lodging developments in the field lead to strong enrollment growth for the Clear Creek Amana Community School District, requiring a new elementary building.

The project will cost about $42.5 million, to be paid for through a bond that voters already approved in March.

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Cleo Krejci covers education for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. You can reach her at [email protected]