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Franklin Fine Arts Center Getting New Roof This Summer

By Ted Cox | July 14, 2017 11:42am | Updated on July 17, 2017 8:29am
 Franklin Fine Arts Center is getting a new roof this summer.
Franklin Fine Arts Center is getting a new roof this summer.
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OLD TOWN — Franklin Fine Arts Center is getting a new roof this summer.

Chicago Public Schools has confirmed that it recently took out a building permit for an estimated $4 million in work to the elementary school at 225 W. Evergreen Ave.

Franklin is CPS' only citywide magnet school with an emphasis on the arts.

The Chicago Board of Education approved $8 million for a new roof and $2 million for other exterior repairs as part of its 2017 capital budget.

A recent CPS assessment of the building identified the parapets as needing work, and that is part of the permit that's been approved.

It joins nearby Lincoln Park High School in getting a spruce-up over the summer, the result of a $250 million tax levy for CPS capital improvements approved by the General Assembly a year ago.

The repairs, of course, are expected to be completed in time for the start of the school year Sept. 5.