The Wake County school board is making another effort to purchase the former YWCA building near downtown Raleigh.
The school board voted 4-2 tonight to pay $825,000 to purchase two of the three parcels that the YWCA owns on East Hargett Street. Joe Desormeaux, the assistant superintendent for facilities, said the two parcels are big enough to house a school.
The school board had agreed to pay $1 million to purchase all three parcels. But county commissioners rejected the deal Jan. 7 over concerns about the title for one of the parcels.
Commissioners said the school board could try to bring back the deal again.
The school system renegotiated the sale with the trustee for the YWCA, which is in bankruptcy, for the two parcels with clear title. Board members Kevin Hill and Deborah Prickett voted no after the closed-session discussion.