If I’m reading this right it looks like Youth Build is starting over in its plan to develop the Cook School WITHOUT LAYC and the housing component of the project. See the attached document that ANC Commissioner Thomas send around, and below is an exerpt:
YouthBuild Public Charter School (YBPCS) is seeking a development partner and tenant for the redevelopment of the J.F. Cook School, 30-44 P Street NW, Washington DC 20001. The currently vacant building is a three story (plus basement), 39,276 square feet property which was previously used as a school until 2008. The building was constructed in the mid-1920’s, and consists of more than twenty classrooms, administrative and multi-purpose spaces, an auditorium, and a kitchen. YBPCS intends to use the 1st floor of the building as a second YBPCS Campus. YBPCS will host up to 150 students at the site, with half of enrollees off campus doing field work on any given day. YBPCS is seeking a partner(s) for the 2nd and 3rd floors.
YBPCS seeks responses to this Request for Information from organizations interested in partnering with YBPCS to rehabilitate and operate the building and/or interested in occupying the available space. Organizations that successfully complete the RFI process will be asked to provide more detailed information about their plan for the available space and their technical and financial capacity to participate in the redevelopment and long-term operation of the building.