The bids that were submitted to HISD yesterday to buy the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice High School in Magnolia Grove rang up almost $5 million more than those the first time around in July: Neighboring St. Thomas High School is still in the running to purchase the 11-acre campus on Dickson St., just north of Memorial Dr. and Buffalo Bayou; it offered $45 million, compared with the $42 million the private school said it would pay in July. But St. Thomas was again outbid, this time by an entity called Elk Mountain Ltd. — connected, it appears, to the Gordy Oil Company — which submitted a flat $47,927,114.
This round of bids comes after all the wheeling and dealing this summer, when HISD decided to punish offers from St. Thomas and could-have-been mixed-use developer AV Dickson Street for perceived ethical infractions, violating the district’s “code of silence” policy forbidding any contact with board members during the sale. The Leader reports that HISD will make the decision tomorrow whether to accept these new bids.
- St. Thomas outbid again on HISD law enforcement HS property [The Leader]
- Previously on Swamplot: Bids To Buy Law Enforcement HS Punished for Not Following Rules, How One Buyer Would Use HISD’s Law Enforcement HS Property, A Standoff To Buy HISD’s Law Enforcement HS Campus
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