Since the 2014-2015 school year, Bloomfield Hills Schools has engaged in the community in a Master Property Planning process. This Master Property Planning is determining the best use for the buildings and properties no longer housing specific school programming as of September 2015.
The process is being conducted in the overall context of the district's anticipated programming needs, enrollment trends, building capacities, and physical plant needs for each of the following buildings: former Lahser High School excluding outdoor athletic fields; former Hickory Grove Elementary; former Pine Lake Elementary; vacant parcel on Long Lake Road adjacent to the Wabeek development; other currently utilized district facilities that may need to be considered for redistribution of enrollment and/or grade levels if the process uncovers potentially significant benefits in doing so. The focus of the process is creating opportunities for the future while also optimizing building utilization and reducing the infrastructure burden on the district. The process welcomes creative ideas and the discovery of mutually beneficial partnerships that benefit the district and community as a whole. A set of facilitators continue to guide the district through the process of collecting input from stakeholders via several focus groups, meetings, and survey tools.