The old IJ Samson Junior High school building in St. John’s will soon be no more.
Preparations are underway to have the building torn down within the next few weeks.
The building has been up for sale for several months and there’s no immediate word on a new buyer for the lot. An update is expected shortly.
Metro Environmental Limited of Heart’s Desire purchased the former school last year for $189,000, well below the assessed value of $2-million. It was later put up on the commercial market for $1.89-million, which included the cost of environmental remediation and removal of the building.
Terrance Penney of Metro Environmental says remediation is nearly complete and they hope to start tearing the building down within the next month.