ANC 5C02 Commissioner Sylvia Pinkney reported that the legislation to allow the Latin American Youth Council/Youth Build Public Charter School for the vacant J.F. Cook School on the unit block of P Street NW expired today.
She said that the proposal is now dead.
Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., who also attended the Eckington Civic Association meeting, indicated that the major obstacle from the community to the proposal was the Section 8 housing component -- and that the LAYC/YB was not able to negotiate away the housing component of the project, since that's where the bulk of the project funding was coming from.
It would be helpful to obtain confirmation and clarification, since I probably just botched the fact set here.
I would imagine that someone from the LAYC/YB team will provide a statement of some sort.
Tuesday morning update: No update posted at the Bates Area Civic Association blog.
chirp, chirp ?