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Big new elementary school in the works for Boyle Heights

The new school would replace a former hospital

BOYLE HEIGHTS — A developer is planning to build a charter elementary school for at least 625 students on Soto Street one block away from Roosevelt High School.

The campus would be leased to KIPP LA Schools,  which operates 14 public charter schools.  The new campus will house KIPP Promesa Prep,  an elementary school that opened in 2015 and currently operates at two temporary sites in Boyle Heights, said KIPP spokesman Luis Pires.  The new K-4 school  would open in July 2019 if all goes as planned.

The new campus would be constructed at 443 S. Soto Street near E. Fourth Street. The new campus, which would extend from Soto to Breed Street,  would replace the former Promise Hospital.  The campus would be located one block east of Roosevelt High, which is operated by L.A. Unified.

However, before construction begins, the developer, Bari Sherman with  TA Los Angeles 443 SSS, a limited partnership, needs the city to approve a zoning change and other permits that would allow a school to be located in a residential zone, according to a filing with the Planning Department.

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