Meeting to discuss development plans for vacant Dana College campus

Posted at 6:00 AM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 07:02:36-05

It's sat vacant for years.

But now the old Dana College will be repurposed.

Developers from Omaha say they are looking at the 150-acre property.

They are planning to inform Blair residents of their ideas during a meeting on Monday night.

The campus has been closed since 2010 after an accreditation body refused to approve its sale to for-profit investors.

Since closing in 2010, Dana has been a target for vandals and received major damage during a hail storm in 2014.

Midland University announced in 2013 plans to reopen the Blair campus, but dropped those plans last year. Midland officials said the costs of reopening Dana were prohibitive compared to other growth options.

An email from city officials says the development team is slated to present plans for the entire campus "with several components, not just a single use."

That informative meeting will take place during the Blair City Council meeting at 6:00 p.m.