Housing Complex’s prediction for the LAYC/YouthBuild plans for the J.F. Cook School

Washington City Paper Housing Complex’s Lydia DePillis provides her preview of District development activity in 2011.

Year in Preview: D.C. Development in 2011, Before it Happens.

Posted by Lydia DePillis on Jan. 6, 2011 at 8:25 am


She briefly mentions J.F. Cook School, LAYC and YouthBuild:

• Speaking of charter schools: The council will also have to decide whether to follow through with a Fenty-backed plan to lease the J.F. Cook School on P Street NW near North Capitol Street to a partnership of the alternative education non-profit YouthBuild and the Latin American Youth Center, which plans to put 47 apartments on the top floor for at-risk youth. Some community members have protested, but with the group`s financing nearly in place and a clear need for transitional youth facilities in the city, the council may plug its ears and let the plan move forward anyway.

So do you think her prediction is spot on — or not?

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