Mayor Menino Announces Plans for Downtown School


    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the City of Boston’s intentions to acquire 585 Commercial Street as a site to be used for a new downtown school, expected to open in September 2016. Design for the new downtown school will begin in Fall 2013, with construction expected to begin in June 2015. The Commercial Street facility will be used over the next two years as swing space for the Eliot K-8 School, as that school is expanded to the North Bennett Street School at 37-39 North Bennet St. and 48-52 Tileston St. in the North End. Eight classrooms and public space will serve Eliot students in grades 5-8 through June 2015

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