Naturally Lewis Seeks Developers for Glenfield School

Expressions of Interest are being accepted for redevelopment of a former elementary school. 

GLENFIELD, NY – Naturally Lewis today, in partnership with Lewis County, released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) that seeks to identify respondents interested in acquiring and redeveloping a 6.9-acre former elementary school property at 5960 Main Street in Glenfield, NY.  

Naturally Lewis and Lewis County are looking for respondents that have a vision for the property that will support economic growth in the local community and region.  

“Board and staff members welcome creative redevelopment ideas and concepts that take advantage of the assets Lewis County offers. We are prioritizing housing and/or lodging concepts but will consider other options as long as it shows significant community benefit” said Executive Director, Brittany Davis.   

Up until the summer of 2021, the property had been used as an elementary school. Currently, Lewis County owns the site and is using it for temporary office space until May 2023. With over 40,000 square feet of maintained and usable area the opportunities are endless. Centrally located in the Black River Valley between the Tug Hill and the Adirondack Park, the location offers easy access from NYS Route 12, nearby access to the Black River and direct access to ATV and snowmobile trail systems. Serviced with natural gas, high speed internet, electric (with 100kw emergency generator), and nearby public transportation - this property is ideal for conversion to apartments, senior living, hotel, office, retail, a community center, mixed use or any other endless possibilities. 

Abundant resources, thriving industry clusters and a desirable quality of life have fostered the ideal balance of people, prosperity, and planet in Lewis County. Strategically located just a short drive from many of the country's major cities, Lewis County is centrally located to where you need to go. With its strategic advantage, low cost of living and inexpensive housing, Lewis County is the perfect place for business success in a beautiful country setting.

Brief Expressions of Interest are being accepted through January 31, 2023. The document can be downloaded by visiting the Naturally Lewis website: Officials will use the preliminary information provided by respondents to chart the next steps for the disposition of the property, which may include asking respondents to submit a full proposal for the property.  For immediate information on the property, contact Lewis County Economic Development’s Director of Finance & Incentives, Cheyenne Steria, at 315-376-3014, or 


About Naturally Lewis 

Lewis County Economic Development, through its boards, the IDA and LCDC, and its brand, Naturally Lewis, are championing the growth of a community where people what to live, work, build business, and play. We believe growth comes from thoughtful risk taking, and foster forward thinking and relationship building, connecting people, businesses, partnerships, and resources to grow our county.