Buena Vista Eyes Farmers Market In Former High School

New life may be coming soon to the former Buena Vista High school.

Buena Vista Township wants help from residents to transform the former high school near E. Holland & N. Townline roads into a new, more operable space.

Initial hopes, according to Township Superintendent Torrie McAfee, include the possibilities of local Farmer’s market, business spaces, and a re-invention of the former athletic areas as a dog park, drive in movie theater, and community garden among other ideas.

Township officials, including Township Supervisor Dr. Christina Dillard, met with residents Wednesday to discuss other future uses of the school as well as needed cleanup efforts after having been vacant for nearly 8 years.

Township Superintendent Torrie McAfee was joined at this weeks information session by surprise-guest 95th District representative, Amos O’Neal (Photo- Ric Antonio; WSGW)

While still in the very-early proposal stage; McAfee says the return of the use of the high school building will be something the entire surrounding community will be able to enjoy, while allowing the large agricultural industry to better share what they have to offer.

The township purchased the building from Saginaw Public School District last July, after it had been closed and reallocated to the SPSD when the Buena Vista district dissolved in 2013.

Dr. Dillard says they aim to have the space at least partially open for business by 2023.