By Karen Schutte | Real Estate Daily News
After debating the closing of Corbett Elementary in the 1980s and again in 2008, TUSD ultimately shuttered the doors to Corbett — which was built in 1955 and had the capacity to serve 565 students, though in the end it only had 425 enrolled. It was closed in 2013, along with 10 other schools. The school, which sits on seven acres, is at 5949 E. 29th St was sold to Pepper Viner Homes for $715,000 ($2.34 PSF).
Pepper Viner Homes is seeking to develop the site of Corbett Elementary School, located on 29th Street just east of Craycroft for a residentil infill project.
Pepper Viner recently filed with the City of Tucson to rezone the property from R-1 to R-2 in an effort to increase the density of homes allowed. Preliminary plans call for a total of 75 lots on the roughly 7 acre property at a density of around 11 units per acre. Homes of one and two stories would be built in a variety of styles while incorporating energy conservation techniques into the new construction. Roughly 269-square-feet per unit, or 20,713 square feet, or .476 acre of open space will be incorporated into the subdivision, doubling as a drainage basin during wet weather.