The L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Board of Education approved a cash sale of the district’s former Lifelong Learning Center building in Mount Clemens. The building will be repurposed as an assisted living facility.

The L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Board of Education approved a cash sale of the district’s former Lifelong Learning Center building in Mount Clemens. The building will be repurposed as an assisted living facility.

Photo by Julie Snyder


Former LCPS building to become assisted living facility

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published February 9, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — A former adult education building owned by the L’Anse Creuse Public Schools district has been sold.

During a Jan. 22 meeting, the Board of Education voted unanimously to sell the building on North River Road in Mount Clemens for $215,000 in cash.

Superintendent Erik Edoff said the district received two offers on the vacant building, including an initial cash offer of $200,000 for the building as is.

“The second offer was a bit higher, for $475,000, but it was based on significant contingency in regards to the condition of the building,” Edoff said.

He also said that with the second offer, a closing would not be expected until March 2019, and the potential buyer expressed no interest in expediting the process.

Edoff said he engaged in negotiations with both potential buyers, but the first, Raafat Issa, agreed to make a final offer of $215,000.

“It was a cash offer, and if approved, it would release the district from liability,” he said.

Issa reportedly plans to renovate the building and open it as an assisted living facility. He could not be reached for comment by press time.

L’Anse Creuse Community and Public Relations Director Kelly Allen confirmed that the deal on the sale was finalized Feb. 7. The money from the sale will go into the district’s general fund.

Board Trustee Mary Hilton said the offer from Issa was the better choice because of the improvements that will be made.

“We’re looking out for the community as well as getting the best deal for our taxpayers,” she said.

Board President Amelia Servial said it’s the better deal because of the many repairs that are needed to the building, including a new heating system and a new roof.

The board voted in early 2017 to close the district’s operations at the Lifelong Living Center and sell the property. It closed at the end of the last school year, and all adult education and GED classes are now held at the Center for Lifelong Learning at the DiAnne M. Pellerin Center in the administrative complex in Clinton Township.

The district is still trying to sell the property on which the former administrative offices once stood.