Local University Looks At Foley Property For Satellite Campus

Local University Looks At Foley Property For Satellite Campus

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FOLEY, Alabama -

For the past four years, both the city of Foley and the Baldwin County Board of Education have tried to find a buyer or tenant to move into the old Foley Middle School.

The main building- which was built in 1924- is boarded up and abandoned.

But this aging building could soon be refurbished and re-opened as a satellite campus for the University of South Alabama.

USA wants to offer a four-year tourism and hospitality management degree to serve South Baldwin County's growing tourism industry.

University officials have toured the property and believe its close location to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach would be an ideal place to offer college classes.

Discussions are still preliminary, but city leaders and the board of education hope to have a tentative deal with USA in place by the end of the month.

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