Knox County commissioners voted Monday to sell Historic Knoxville High School for $500,000 to Southeastern Housing Foundation and Family Pride Corporation.
The organizations plan to turn the building, located in the North Knoxville Central Street corridor, into a senior living facility.
The senior housing proposal narrowly beat a plan submitted by developers David Dewhirst and Mark Heinz that would have instead made the high school a mixed-use property with retail, offices, and homes.
Knox County commissioners voted Monday to sell the former Knoxville High School, but they won't consider a specific project just yet.
Knox County issued a request for proposal (RFP) to develop the property earlier this year.
The winning bid came from Family Pride. The developer wants to turn the former high school into a senior living center.
Monday, commissioners approved the sell of the property through a request for proposal, but they won't consider a specific project until next month's meeting.