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Clifford School proposals to be aired

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Clifford School proposals to be aired

PORTLAND — The City Council's Housing and Community Development Committee will consider recommendations for the re-use of the Nathan Clifford Elementary School Wednesday night.

A task force appointed by the council to consider new uses for the shuttered school finalized the recommendations Nov. 8, and will present them to the committee at the meeting.

The 105-year-old school, at 180 Falmouth St., was closed in 2011 after construction of the $14 million Ocean Avenue Elementary School. Since June, the task force of residents, community leaders and educators has been gathering public input and considering ways to utilize the historic property.

Among the task force proposals is that the Clifford school be designated as a city landmark by the Historic Preservation Board.

In other business, the committee will consider the latest revisions to draft policy on the city's use of tax increment financing. The committee has been working since the summer to develop a comprehensive set of criteria for granting TIF incentives.

The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall.