CLIFTON FORGE — Town officials are continuing to market the former Clifton Forge High School property to potential suitors.

Town Manager Chuck Unroe said he’s in talks with two potential developers. A meeting was held with one of the interested parties on Thursday.

“They were very confidential about their plans,” Unroe said following the Thursday afternoon meeting.

Another group looking at the building is interested in a potential residential development, he said.

“There is interest in the property, but there is nothing firm at this time,” Unroe said.

Clifton Forge High School has been vacant since 2001. It was being used as a middle school for the Alleghany Highlands School Division, which was jointly run by Clifton Forge and Alleghany County.

Clifton Forge High School became a middle school in 1983. It closed after a new middle school opened in Low Moor in 2001.

Clifton Forge High School was constructed in 1928.

Earlier this year, another group of developers looked at the property. They withdrew their consideration, however.

“After looking at the building, it would have required more than they wanted to do at this time,” Unroe said.

Clifton Forge has owned the building since it closed in 2001. Title to the property was transferred to the town by the school division.

“It’s being actively marketed and there is interest. We just don’t have anything concrete at this time,” Unroe said.

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