What Next for IW Property? Special Interview with Doug Moore

The empty buildings of the former university in Mt. Pleasant cast a shadow of doubt that clouds the community. There is uncertainty for many as the inevitable question looms: “What next?”

While we don’t know for sure what will become of the buildings, we can take it one day at a time. Doug Moore has been working in this community on the closure of the university since June 1st. Doug seemingly offered hope for community members, ensuring that there is positive in this situation.

“The sale of central campus will be concluded by mid-November to the school district, subject to due diligence,” explained Moore. The Mt. Pleasant Community School District is required to complete a set of inspections. Once those are done, that should clear up the route for closing.

Doug continued, “The perimeter buildings, I believe will close sooner than that and I think the community will be happy with what the plans are.” We are unsure what the current plans are, but he seems confident that they will be positive.

On Wednesday, September 20th, community members are allowed access to the Science Building. Inside, they can take whatever they want, as long as it is not attached to the wall. This special day is scheduled from 1-7pm, giving participants the opportunity for hours of taking. This change comes after citizens who work into the afternoon wanted a chance at “treasure hunting.”

Old Gym is currently up in the air, as Doug has safety concerns regarding the pool. KILJ will provide updates on this exciting day of community involvement.

There is still work to be done, but Doug wants to extend his gratitude towards the people of Mt. Pleasant. He wants to remind everybody of how special our community is, with or without a university.

“What a wonderful community this is, and I say that from the bottom of my heart. This is a great community.”