We’ve been following the sales of the shuttered Bok, Vare and Smith schools for a while now. The Bok School is set to become a huge mixed-use space, but the plans for the other two schools haven’t been as quick to come through.
According to PhillyMag, the Concordia Group, who are also behind the proposed development that will replace Mt. Sinai, now has plans to develop Abigail Vare Elementary at 1619 E. Moyamensing Ave. into 45 apartments in the former school and six new townhomes behind the school.
The 54,000 sq. ft. Vare School was sold as a five-school package deal, along with Smith at 19th and Wharton, for $6.8 million to the Concordia Group back in September.
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City records show that the plan is to split the large single parcel–bound by Morris Street in the south, Mountain Street in the north and East Moyamensing Avenue in the west–into seven separate seven lots. The townhomes would line the Morris Street side of the property, which stretches deep into the block by way of an entrance and an elevated asphalt playing surface. As for parking, the plan looks to call for 24 spots for cars and 15 for bicycles.
Previously String Theory Charter School had shown interest in opening a new charter school in the space.