Former Whittier school to include a cafe
Some of the first renderings of what the former Whittier Elementary School would look like after a $1.2 million renovation is completed were recently released.
Why it matters: The nearly 150-year-old building near Union Park is a landmark that neighbors are trying to save.
Catch up fast: As we told you in August, the plan would turn the vacant building into offices, a café and shared space for other groups.
Driving the news: A rezoning request necessary for the project to move forward was recommended for approval by the DSM Plan and Zoning Commission to the City Council last week.
- If approved, work on the $1.2 million project could start in coming weeks, Kelli Lydon of the Greenleaf Center, the nonprofit started by neighbors that's overseeing the project, tells Axios.
What's next: A project completion date is uncertain but some areas could be ready for occupants by this winter, Lydon says.
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