For sale: HISD’s law enforcement HS campus

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HISD has put the campus of the Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice High School on the market. (Photo from HISD)

HISD has put the campus of the Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice High School on the market. (Photo from HISD)

There’s no “for sale” sign out front, but the nearly 11-acre campus of the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice High School at 4701 Dickson St. at Shepherd Drive is on the market.

Houston ISD is taking sealed bids on an all-cash basis through 2 p.m. June 18 at the Board Services Office at district headquarters, 4400 W. 18th St.

Although the property is no longer enumerated on the Harris County Appraisal District rolls, last fall HCAD showed an estimated value of $26 million for the site. Whoever buys it would have to agree to lease it back to HISD for up to five years after it closes, to allow time for the district to construct a new campus for the high school.

Sources with adjacent St. Thomas High School have told The Leader in the past that they’re positioned to make a competitive bid on the property, which would allow them to expand their cramped campus.

LECJ High School was not part of the $1.9 billion bond package passed last fall by HISD voters, but a commitment was made as part of the construction package to build a new school using surplus bond funds and/or proceeds from sale of the existing campus.

Bid packages for the property are available by contacting Gary Hansel at 713-556-9268.

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