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UNC Asheville Purchasing School Property

An Asheville school is looking for a new home after announcing plans to sell its campus to the UNC-Asheville Foundation.

Odyssey Community School in Montford says it hopes the sale will be finalized by the end of the month.

The deal will give UNCA about six additional acres next to another property it purchased two-years-ago.

At one time, that parcel was supposed to be home to the new Health Adventure.

The University says there are no specific plans for the property yet but that it offers great opportunity for future growth.

John Pierce, UNC Asheville Foundation, "whenever there is contiguous land to land that is owned by the university, we take a hard look at it because it creates a real opportunity and this one did."

John Johnson, Odyssey Community School, "I think of it as a very progressive move, I feel like by moving downtown, we'll be actually creating a much more dynamic program, particularly for our upper level kids."

Odyssey will finish-out the academic year in its current location.

Officials say they have a couple of options in-mind for a new campus and are trying to determine which will better serve the school's needs.


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