|A new South Loop Elementary School may be coming to this land|
South Loop Elementary School is getting a new building.
The Chicago Board of Education moved Wednesday to buy and replace a vacant post office facility at 16th and Dearborn streets with a new building for South Loop Elementary School, one of the city's most overcrowded schools in one of its fastest-growing neighborhoods.
Seems like a great move and location.
First - this seems like it naturally will accelerate development further south in the neighborhood.
Second - it will likely be a new build out which in our mind means a new and nice (and dare we say state-of--the-art) school.
Obviously some questions exist. How big will the school be? What will be the boundaries? What about a high school? What will happen to the old South Loop elementary school?
We assume these questions have been discussed, so hopefully we will hear plans soon.
(Hat tip: MK!)