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More on lakefront school

CPS officials told Natalie Moore of WBEZ that Powell School (see last week’s Newstip) “is an old school that’s outlived its use.”  The school was built in 1975, and other schools in the neighborhood are from 50 to 80 years older.  And CPS has told neighbors there are no plans to tear down the school.  John Paul Jones of Friends of the Parks speculates it will be renovated and used for one of four Renaissance 2010 schools that CPS has approved for South Shore.

Park district officials said the proposed site “isn’t used for recreation.”  So the seniors who live across 75th Street and value the quiet, wooded, grassy expanse will now be able to amble a few blocks down to the baseball fields and basketball courts.

Jones reports the City Council Zoning Committee’s hearing on the CPS proposal to build on the lakefront has been moved up to March 17.

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