Planning Commission OKs Hazelwood charter school plans
Pittsburgh Planning Commission members OK'd plans Tuesday for a Propel charter school in Hazelwood.
The school would be in an empty building on Elizabeth Street that used to house St. Stephen Catholic School. Propel, a nonprofit charter school operator, intends to teach up to 300 kindergarten-through-sixth grade students there.
This is Propel's second attempt to open a school in Hazelwood. Pittsburgh Public Schools last year denied Propel's application to operate at the former Burgwin School.
Also Tuesday, Downtown-based Oxford Development Co. briefed commissioners on scaled-back plans for Hot Metal Flats, a five-story, 117-unit apartment building in SouthSide Works. Construction on the $30 million project would start in April, planning documents show.
Oxford originally conceived Hot Metal Flats as a $40 million, eight-story building with 173 units.
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