After years of promises and let-downs, it’s about to happen: The construction of an actual schoolhouse for La Escuelita Elementary, which is now housed in a bunch of run-down portables on Third Avenue, between 10th and 12th streets. Phase II of the Downtown Educational Complex, slated to begin in the fall of 2011, will include nearby MetWest High School and the Yuk Yau and Central Infantil child care centers.
The project has a dramatic history; these schools are located on the piece of property that was almost sold to condo developers in 2006 to help pay down the state loan.
If you’re curious about the project’s timeline or want to see more pictures, check out the school district’s Every Student Blog.
Have questions about the plans, temporary department relocations, or about how your commute (or a rare visit to Second Avenue) will be affected when the parking lot next to MetWest goes away? You can bring them to a town hall meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the school district HQ, 1025 Second Avenue.