The City of Boston has acquired the North Bennet Street School buildings, and will give them to the Boston Public Schools to be used to expand the Eliot School. Expanding the Eliot K-8 School into the existing North Bennet Street School properties will allow NBSS to grow its trade and craft school in the North End. Through a cash and real estate swap valued at $11.4 million, NBSS will relocate to the former police station and printing facility on North and Richmond Streets.
The move to North Street will allow the Eliot school to unite all of their programs in one building, expand their continuing ed program, provide meeting spaces, and enhance their presence as a cultural organization in the North End. The printing facility will be used to house educational programs, and the adjacent police station will be converted into office and meeting spaces.
Both the city and the respective schools released glowing statements praising the move, with Mayor Menino publicly commending all involved this past Tuesday in person at the Eliot School. To find out more about this transaction, the North End, and any of the amazing North End Boston real estate on the market today, contact the local experts at CL Waterfront Properties.