Added Feb 21 2012
There is a new charter school that is being built at Milwaukee and Central by the Aspira organization.
Initially, people were up in arms because it would drastically reduce parking in the area. So the school changed their design to include an increased parking garage.
People were concerned that it would take away the green space. The school is going to have a roof top garden - and they spared the Avondale community garden in their expansion.
And people are concerned about the "troubled youth" that the school invites to our community. Folks, these are local children from our community who will have a beautiful new school with new opportunities.
Additionally, the school will leave their doors open for community use in the evenings. We should be thrilled to have these new neighbors.
So why were people outraged about the school at this meeting? Am I missing something?