Although on its way, the space is still a long way from being ready. Ground may not even break on the project for another 18 months, and construction would likely take just as long, officials said.
But even in the earliest stages of planning, leaders were able to offer a glimpse of how the school will likely look.
Planners envision a four-story building with 53 classrooms and 111,000 square feet of total space, according to Felicia Davis, executive director of the Public Building Commission, which will oversee the project.
The space will include three science labs, three special education classrooms, two music rooms, two art rooms and a "nurse's services suite," Davis said.
As an indication of what the school might look like, Davis pointed to the new annex at Lincoln Elementary School in Lincoln Park and recent renovations at Edgebrook and Sauganash Elementary Schools in Edison Park, which were also overseen by the commission.
It's unclear what would happen to the existing South Loop Elementary building, Dowell said.Some interesting nuggets to digest.
In our mind the most interesting questions are when will this actually happen and what will happen to the old school.
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