Simonsen developers envision urban-style living at former school

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A new developer has purchased the old Simonsen Freshman High School and will be working on plans for future development.
Julie Smith/News Tribune A new developer has purchased the old Simonsen Freshman High School and will be working on plans for future development.

Developers of the former Simonsen Ninth Grade Center are struggling to balance preserving the structure's historical architecture while building a "city within a city," according to the new owners.