North End Building to Become New School
The city will buy a building at 585 Commercial St. The building will become the fifth school in an area that encompasses the North End, the South End and Chinatown.
The North End will be home to another public school after a city purchase of a site formerly used by the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.
The city of Boston will purchase the property at 585 Commercial St. and convert it to a K-8 school which will take students from the North End’s Eliot School, according to Boston.com Thursday.
The building, which is subject to inspection by the Boston School Committee, will be used as a temporary school until Eliot is renovated. Once that project is completed, the 585 Commercial St. location, after renovation will be used for about 500 students in September 2016, according to Boston.com.