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Mix of market-rate & affordable apartments proposed for Childs Elementary

The developer who is set to buy the former Childs School at 17th and Tasker streets plans to turn the building into apartments, with a mix of affordable and market-rate housing.


Metal Ventures’ purchase of the vacant school was approved last month by the School Reform Commission. The company proposes rehabbing the existing structure and building an annex on part of the adjacent lot, said Thomas Mosher, spokesman for Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, who has been involved with the sale process for more than a year.

Metal Ventures will build 72 market rate units and 12 affordable units and plans to include about 51 parking spaces on a surface lot, Mosher said.

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