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9-acre plot for sale in the middle of Grosse Pointe Woods


August 08, 2013
Grosse Pointe Woods — The for sale sign is now hanging on one of the last large plots of developable land in the Grosse Pointes.

The University Liggett Middle School campus, located on Briarcliff Road in Grosse Pointe Woods, is being offered for sale, with an asking price of $2,250,000.


The nine-acre plot consists of a 53,000 square foot school building, a 3,400 square foot single family residence, tennis courts, athletic fields and parking lots. The site is zoned R1A, or single family residential.

CBRE, the real estate firm handling the sale, indicates on the sale brochure the parcel has “potential” as a senior living site. CBRE has issued a “call for offers,” setting Tuesday, Sept. 17, as the deadline for offers.

Built in 1963, the middle school building was originally the Liggett School, an all-girls school founded in 1871 in Detroit’s Indian Village. The Liggett School merged with the Grosse Pointe University School in 1970, and the site, known as the Briarcliff Campus, has housed the ULS middle school for several years. It moved last year to the main ULS campus on Cook Road.

“The ability to have all three school divisions on one campus has allowed us to become a real community,” said ULS spokesman Ron Bernas. “It allows for interaction between our three levels, and we are very happy at how well it has worked out for all of our students.”

CBRE touts the property as being within walking distance to several schools, Lake St. Clair and the Lochmoor Club. The sale is being handled by CBRE director Wm. Keith Johnson, (248) 351-2076.


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