THE BRONX - A Bronx landmark along the Grand Concourse at East 144th Street that has been around for 115 years is slated to be torn down.

City officials say the building that was once home to P.S. 31 had to close its doors in 1997 because it was deemed structurally unsound. The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation has tried to make something of the site since then, including proposals to turn it into an art space and a housing development.

SoBro says borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. attended the school.

The Department of Buildings has ordered demolition of the site, though a public hearing will be held on Dec. 17 for residents to voice their opinions on the matter.