See this brief post from the DC MetroCentric blog on the future of the JF Cook School. The blog entry includes an image of a building design.
You can comment here at the BACA blog and/or over at DC MetroCentric. Do you agree or disagree with the assessment that “anything is better than an old empty buillding?”
Future for Empty JF Cook School
For the last few years, the plan for the old JF Cook School on P Street has been to transform the building into new facilities for the Latin American Youth Center. The building would include housing for at-risk youth as well as a charter school, but the future of the project is still up in the air. Certainly something like this has immediate benefits to the community, but there are also residents who are against the project, specifically the housing element.
To throw another kink into the plans for the future of the project, legislation to support the development has expired and even with the continued support from the Mayor`s office and the City Council, there would need to be some reconciliation between the current plan and community input before this progresses. If there is anything the community can agree on it should be the design, which is a great looking use of the existing building by Weincek and Associates…
and anything is better than an old empty building right?