For five years, the building that formerly housed Sheffield Elementary School has sat empty.
The school has been vacant since 2006 and was turned over to the City Council in 2007.
A number of options have been discussed in the past, including proposals for Avtech Software Inc., to move his business into the space in 2007 and 2008. The Church Community Housing Corp. also suggested converted the building for elderly housing. Thomas and Thomas Development also offered to convert the former school into a Newport Center for the Arts, according to a 2009 Newport Daily News article.
The debate continues about how best to use the building. We want to hear what you think. What do you think should go into the former Sheffield School?